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Pediatric MATCH Trial to Test Targeted Drugs in Childhood Cancers (August 2, 2017)

Today investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) announced the opening of enrollment for a unique precision medicine clinical trial. NCI-COG Pediatric... Continue Reading

Penn Study Suggests that Combining CAR T Cells with Existing Immunotherapies May Overcome Resistance in Glioblastomas (July 24, 2017)

Donald M. O’Rourke, MD Genetically modified “hunter” T cells successfully migrated to and penetrated a deadly type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma (GBM) in a clinical trial of the new therapy,... Continue Reading

Addition of Temodar® to Radiation in Glioma: New Standard of Care (January 19, 2017)

The addition of the chemotherapy agent, Temodar® (temozolomide), to radiation therapy has demonstrated a huge survival benefit compared to treatment with radiation therapy alone among patients with newly... Continue Reading

Temodar® After Radiation Improves Survival in Anaplastic Gliomas (June 7, 2016)

The use of the chemotherapy agent Temodar (temozolomide) following radiation therapy significantly improves time to cancer progression and overall survival among patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic... Continue Reading

Genetically Modified Poliovirus Granted “Breakthrough” by FDA for Glioblastoma (May 23, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted “breakthrough status” designation for the treatment of glioblastoma containing a genetically modified poliovirus. Glioblastoma is an... Continue Reading

Avastin®/Camptosar® Improves Outcomes Compared with Temodar® in Glioblastoma (May 12, 2016)

The treatment combination consisting of Avastin (bevacizumab) plus Camptosar (irinotecan) improves time to cancer progression compared to treatment with Temodar (temozolomide) in patients with newly diagnosed... Continue Reading

Immune Therapy for Brain Tumors: A New Promising Avenue (February 17, 2016)

  Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer. Only about one fifth of adults diagnosed with it survive two years or more after their diagnosis. A new two-drug combination, currently... Continue Reading

Optune Approved for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme (October 22, 2015)

The United States Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of the Optune device for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is... Continue Reading

Researchers Recruit Herpes Virus as Part of Brain Cancer Treatment (July 13, 2015)

A therapy that uses the herpes virus to make tumors more vulnerable to treatment appears promising in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a form of brain cancer. These findings were presented... Continue Reading

Rintega® Improves Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme (July 1, 2015)

The immunotherapy drug Rintega® (rindopepimut) appears to improve survival among patients with relapsed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer. These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting... Continue Reading

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