Immunocellular Therapeutics

Immunocellular Therapeutics Phase 3 ICT 107 Vaccine Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma Patients

ICT 107 is a vaccine for glioblastoma cancer stem cells.  This vaccine was developed by a company called ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, (https://www.imuc.com ) primarily by researchers at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles.  https://virtualtrials.com/newsarticle.cfm?item=6107  This protocol has completed phase II testing and now it is open to a phase 3 randomized double blind control study for newly diagnosed glioblastoma.  […]

Autologous T cell Therapy for Cytomegalovirus as a Consolidative Treatment for Recurrent Glioblastoma

Charles S. Cobbs MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Recently, a colleague of mine, Dr. Rajiv Khanna in Brisbane, Australia published an exciting paper in the journal Cancer Research.  http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2014/05/07/0008-5472.CAN-14-0296.abstract .  Dr. Khanna and his group have extensive experience in the esoteric […]

Brain Tumor Cells Penetrated by Tiny, Biodegradable Particles Carrying Genetic Instructions

    Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Today we will touch upon a report out of Johns Hopkins that was published at the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  The title of the publication is Biodegradable Polymeric […]

Researchers identify a code of ‘molecular switches’ in Glioblastoma stem cells

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   A recent manuscript published in the very prestigious journal Cell, by a group of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, has received some attention in the brain tumor community.  http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pressrelease.aspx?id=1693 This work is […]

Ultrasound Waves in the Treatment of Brain Tumors

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   A recent press release stated that for the first time Swiss researchers have successfully treated a part of a recurrent glioma noninvasively using focused ultrasound waves. http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/researchers-successfully-treat-brain-tumor-with-sound-waves-114040600163_1.html The use of focused […]

Meet Dr. Charles Cobbs, Neurosurgeon & Director of The Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Dr. Cobbs is a neurosurgeon with particular interest in brain tumor biology. When he was an undergraduate at Princeton University, he was called by his parents to come home because his […]