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Glioblastoma is the most aggressive and malignant form of glioma, a type of primary brain cancer. Surgery is often used to treat gliomas, along with radiation. However, since surgery and radiation fail to cure the disease, doctors may turn to additional radiation or chemotherapy. In early stages glioblastoma tumors often grow without symptoms and therefore can become quite large before symptoms arise. When the tumor becomes symptomatic, tumor growth is usually very rapid and is accompanied by altered brain function, and if left untreated the disease becomes lethal. Although primary treatment is often successful in temporarily stopping the progression of the tumor, glioblastomas almost always recur and become lethal.
New technology efficiently delivers immune checkpoint inhibitors for treating brain tumors

New technology efficiently delivers immune checkpoint inhibitors for treating brain tumors

New gel enhances immunotherapy's effectiveness in glioblastoma

New gel enhances immunotherapy's effectiveness in glioblastoma

Powerful method offers new insights about the dynamics of gliomas

Powerful method offers new insights about the dynamics of gliomas

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

Study unravels the biomechanical, biophysical response of cancer cells to drugs

Study unravels the biomechanical, biophysical response of cancer cells to drugs

Atomic force spectroscopy probes cellular biomechanics in response to drugs in hypoxia

Atomic force spectroscopy probes cellular biomechanics in response to drugs in hypoxia

New method can improve the efficacy of promising treatment for recurrent glioblastoma

New method can improve the efficacy of promising treatment for recurrent glioblastoma

Genetically engineering NK cells can target and kill glioblastoma stem cells

Genetically engineering NK cells can target and kill glioblastoma stem cells

Study discovers novel function for metabolic enzyme medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase

Study discovers novel function for metabolic enzyme medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase

Scientists use new approach to avert drug resistance in glioblastomas

Scientists use new approach to avert drug resistance in glioblastomas

Anti-diarrhea drug could be used to induce cell death in glioblastoma cell lines

Anti-diarrhea drug could be used to induce cell death in glioblastoma cell lines

Study elucidates genes responsible for Glioblastoma invasiveness

Study elucidates genes responsible for Glioblastoma invasiveness

Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Novel targeted therapy blocks critical metabolic pathways in cancer cells

Novel targeted therapy blocks critical metabolic pathways in cancer cells

Study shows CRISPR/Cas9 system can effectively treat metastatic cancers

Study shows CRISPR/Cas9 system can effectively treat metastatic cancers

New laboratory test can capture and analyze the deadliest cells in brain cancer

New laboratory test can capture and analyze the deadliest cells in brain cancer

Researchers identify key molecules that contribute to radioresistance in glioblastoma

Researchers identify key molecules that contribute to radioresistance in glioblastoma

Removing copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers

Removing copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers

Gene targeting could lead to better treatment of glioblastoma tumors

Gene targeting could lead to better treatment of glioblastoma tumors

Extrachromosomal DNA with potential to cause cancer drives poor patient outcomes

Extrachromosomal DNA with potential to cause cancer drives poor patient outcomes