glioblastoma

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    In a large clinical trial for recurrent glioblastoma, treatment with the drug nivolumab, a PD-1 inhibitor, performed no better than standard-of-care treatment with the drug bevacizumab.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Research paper from Neurosurgery curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The best chance a patient has for survival with glioblastoma is the extent to which the tumor is initially removed surgically. The tools discussed in this study can help the surgeon maximize extirpation.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The Pathologist curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Liquid biopsy shows surprising apparent prognostic value in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    A large, retrospective study demonstrates that surgical removal of as much tumor tissue as possible results in the best outcomes for patients—seems pretty logical, and is true.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

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

    This paper reports the results of an investigation of the drug ONC201 in adults with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). It found that ONC201 penetrated the blood-brain barrier and achieved intratumoral levels without toxicity. While most GBMs were not responsive, one patient with the mutation H3 K27M experienced a prolonged remission.

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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 »

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    The Importance of Brain Tumor-Initiating Cells in Glioblastoma

    With: Anita Hjelmeland, PhD

    A Q&A with Anita Hjelmeland, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine; hjelmea@uab.edu Q: The inner workings of malignant gliomas are mysterious to many of us. Why does the prognosis of patients with these tumors remain poor? A: Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor that is treated with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. While… Read more »