Items Tagged ‘glioblastoma multiforme’

October 22nd, 2015

Optune Approved for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

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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 an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer. Average survival of patients with GBM is less than 15 months because the cancer tends to be resistant to […]

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Tags: Brain Cancer, gbm, General Brain Cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, News, Optune device, temozolomide, TTFields


February 3rd, 2015

Danish Study Suggests Contraceptive Use Increases Risk of Brain Cancer

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The results of a recently published clinical study suggest that taking the birth control pill for at least five years may double the risk of developing a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a rare but often fatal from of brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most common and fatal types of primary brain cancer. It […]

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Tags: birth control, Brain Cancer, cancer risk, contraceptive, gbm, General Brain Cancer, glioblastoma, glioblastoma multiforme, News