Brain Tumors 101 Series: Surgical Options After A Brain Tumor Diagnosis

BrainCancer.org presents our 9th video in our Brain Tumors 101 series, ” Surgical Options After A Brain Tumor Diagnosis:”. 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 , discusses how surgical resections of brain tumors are approached by […]

Brain Tumors 101 Series: “MGMT Methylation in Glioblastoma Brain Tumors”

http://youtu.be/Ypp-VQEp42Y BrainCancer.org presents its 6th video in the Brain Tumors 101 series, “MGMT Methylation in Glioblastoma Brain Tumors”. This is Part 2 of 2 on MGMT Methylation. Topics discussed in this video include: Temozolomide and impact on MGMT Methylated and Unmethylated glioblastoma brain tumors, prognosis for unmethylated vs methylated brain tumors, and details on how […]

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 […]

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Brain Tumor Gene and Familial Link with Gliomas in Family Members

A recent report has received significant attention in the brain tumor community.   http://www.medicaldaily.com/brain-tumor-gene-found-linking-familial-glioma-between-family-members-313372   This is a brief communication to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by a consortium of researchers who have been studying the possibility of familial genetic links to gliomas. This brief report focuses on two families out of thousands of […]

The Blood Brain Barrier and Treatment of Brain Tumors

  A recent report in New Scientist describes what is being called a breakthrough in terms of scientists ability to open the blood brain barrier. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26432-brain-barrier-opened-for-first-time-to-treat-cancer.html#.VFppMiiZPZR What is the blood brain barrier and why is this important for glioblastoma patients, and is this truly a breakthrough?  First, it should be noted that most blood vessels in the […]

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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 […]