Glioma Treatment News and Information

What is Glioma? (Definition)

 According to the American Brain Tumor Association, “Glioma” is a general term used to describe any tumor that arises from the supportive (“gluey”) tissue of the brain. This tissue, called “glia,” helps to keep the neurons in place and functioning well.

See below for updated news and information regarding Glioma including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Glioma Treatment News and Research

Glioblastoma Treatment News: Immunotherapy, Gene Therapy Combination Shows Promise Against Glioblastoma

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM) - In a new study, gene therapy deployed with immune checkpoint inhibitors demonstrates potential benefit for devastating brain cancer. “Devastating” and “dismal.” That’s how leading researchers describe the present outlook for malignant brain tumors. The median survival rate for patients with glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is a mere 14.2 months. New research out of the University of ...
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Glioma Research News: Researchers find new biomarker for brain cancer prognosis

(SOURCE: UT Southwestern Medical Center) - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new biomarker for glioma, a common type of brain cancer, that can help doctors determine how aggressive a cancer is and that could eventually help determine the best course of treatment. Researchers from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center found that high expression of a gene ...
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