New High Throughput Screening Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma Brain Tumor Patients at Swedish, Seattle, WA

Swedish Medical Center in Seattle announces a clinical trial in humans for the treatment of glioblastoma, based on investigational high throughput screening of FDA-approved compounds targeting a patient’s own tumor stem cells. This trial will utilize a personalized approach for the treatment of tumor cells that have been screened against dozens of compounds, to find […]

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Glioma Groups Based on 1p/19q, IDH, and TERT Promoter Mutations in Tumors

Quite a bit of interest has resulted from a recent study performed by investigators at Mayo Clinic and UCSF with respect to various molecular categories of glioblastoma.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26061753  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1407279 For the non-aficionado, these studies are very complex and confusing. If you have a PhD in molecular genetics you might understand it. I will attempt to […]

Part 2: Radiation Therapy for the Brain Tumor Patient

BrainCancer.org presents our 11th video in our Brain Tumors 101 Series, “Radiation Therapy for the Brain Tumor Patient Part 2”. In this video, Dr. Charles Cobbs, Neurosurgeon and the Gregory Foltz Endowed Director of The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA, describes linear beam radiation […]