brain tumor

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    NCI-CONNECT shares insights from patients, caregivers, doctors, and advocates with the aim to help you manage your life—regardless of your brain cancer diagnosis.

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    How an Expert Would Treat His Own Glioblastoma

    With: Al Musella, DPM

    Two years ago, our Curious Dr. George asked Al Musella, DPM, what he would do if he were diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Here, he revisits that question. Dr. Musella is President of the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc. Curious Dr. George: You direct an established foundation that supports research and information about brain tumors. What would you do if… Read more »

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    Facilitating Access to Treatment for Children with Brain Cancer

    With: Leslie Jared, RN, MSN

    A Q&A with Leslie Jared, RN, MSN, Nurse Navigator at Cancer Commons. Email: leslie.jared@cancercommons.org Q: A midline glioma is a type of brain tumor that is particularly dangerous because of its nature and its location in the brain. It often afflicts children. An investigational drug called ONC201 has shown early promise in some patients whose tumors have a specific genetic mutation called H3 K27M.… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Michigan Health Lab curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Children with serious brain tumors need access to as many clinical trials as possible. This new consortium will encourage that.

    Go to full article published by Michigan Health Lab.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Research paper from Neuro-Oncology curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Securing participation in clinical trials is a continuing and serious problem of clinical research for many cancers. This paper describes an effort to improve participation for brain cancer clinical trials.

    Go to full article published by Neuro-Oncology.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Announcement from the College of American Pathologists curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    What forms of testing should be done for diffuse gliomas? In this announcement, a global panel invites comments about proposals.

    Go to full announcement published by the College of American Pathologists.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

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    Fixed and Variable Factors that Impact a Brain Tumor Patient’s Prognosis

    George Lundberg, MD

    A Q&A with Burt Nabors, MD, Professor and Director of the Division of Neuro-oncology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and a member of the Cancer Commons Brain Tumor Advisory Board; bnabors@uabmc.edu Q: Primary brain gliomas can be devastating, often deadly, malignancies. Obvious prognostic factors include whether they are grade 1, 2, 3, or 4; their extent of growth prior to diagnosis (stage); and… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD:

    Receiving a brain tumor diagnosis can be shocking for patients and their families. The Musella Foundation’s free “Brain Tumor Guide for the Newly Diagnosed” provides up-to-date guidance for people in this difficult position.

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    Case Report in the Journal of Neurosurgery Highlights Potential of ONC201 in H3 K27M-mutant DIPG

    Last fall, we announced our collaboration with Musella Foundation, xCures, The Cure Starts Now Foundation, Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, and Oncoceutics to help patients access ONC201, a new, experimental treatment for a type of brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), as well as other gliomas with a genetic mutation known as H3 K27M. Oncoceutics now reports the publication of a case study of a 10-year-old patient for whom ONC201… Read more »

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    Promising Developments for Brain Tumor Drug ONC201

    In September, we announced our collaboration with Musella Foundation, xCures, and Oncoceutics to help patients access ONC201, a potential new treatment for a type of brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), as well as other gliomas with a genetic mutation known as H3 K27M. Since then, several news stories have reported promising developments for ONC201. Check out the coverage: The Philadelphia Inquirer: “Cancer therapy shows promise for… Read more »