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National Brain Tumor Society Announces Launch of Defeat GBM Research Collaborative
Date:3/26/2013

tiforme (GBM)
GBM is one of the most devastating forms of all cancer, with a dismal life expectancy after diagnosis of less than 15 months. GBM is also extremely complex, with some four known subtypes and multiple mutations per tumor. After initial resection and chemo/radiation treatment, it almost universally comes back, and when it does, it virtually always resists the original and standard of care treatment. Despite breakthroughs in understanding the tumor, no recent therapy has proven effective beyond just a couple of months. Thus, there is still more to learn about how the disease escapes anti-cancer drugs that often work even in other cancers with similar genomes, which is one of the main project focuses of Defeat GBM.

About National Brain Tumor Society
National Brain Tumor Society is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States. We are fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and those who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies, which meet the critical needs of this community. To learn more visit http://www.braintumor.org

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