BrainCancer.org Presents the Video Series “Brain Tumors 101”

In this blog, I would like to discuss a project that we hope will lead to increased knowledge and assistance to patients and their family members who are dealing with a brain tumor diagnosis.  I have started an online video course to discuss brain tumors. These informal lectures are titled “Brain Tumors 101”. The goal of these […]

Immunotherapy

Transplant drug could boost the power of brain tumor treatments

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Investigators at the University of Michigan have made headway in one of the most difficult areas of immunotherapy for malignant glioma. http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201409/transplant-drug-could-boost-power-brain-tumor-treatments-u-m Immunotherapy is the use of a natural immune response […]

Gene Therapy Enhances Chemotherapy Tolerance and Efficacy in Glioblastoma Patients

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Recently, investigators at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute in Seattle published interesting findings in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a highly regarded translational research journal. The title of their article was […]

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

Genetic Markers in the Treatment of Brain Cancer

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   An article recently published in the journal Oncotarget has received quite a bit of publicity recently.   http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-genetic-brain-cancer.html   The press release indicates that a new genetic test may change how brain cancers are treated. […]

Progesterone and Treating Glioblastoma Multiforme

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Recently a paper was published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology entitled “Anti-tumor effects of progesterone in human glioblastoma multiforme: Role of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling”.  http://news.emory.edu/stories/2014/06/labland_progesterone_for_brain_cancer/campus.html  This paper has received some attention amongst the […]