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No Connection Found Between CMV Infection and Aggressive Brain Cancer

No Connection Found Between CMV Infection and Aggressive Brain Cancer

A recent analysis of tumor tissue samples from patients with glioblastoma and glial cancer indicate no association between CMV infection and brain cancer.

Anti-malaria Drug Chloroquine May Help Combat Some Brain Tumors

Anti-malaria Drug Chloroquine May Help Combat Some Brain Tumors

Adding the anti-malaria drug chloroquine to standard therapies may help combat resistance to therapy and also resensitize glioblastoma patients to targeted treatments that had previously stopped working.

Subtype of Glioblastoma Multiforme Responds to Antiangiogenic Chemotherapy

Although previous clinical trials have demonstrated that antiangiogenetic chemotherapy is not effective in GBM, researchers conducted a retrospective of review of perfusion MR images to determine if a phenotypic subtype of GBM may respond to antiangiogenic chemotherapy.

Caregiver Mastery Linked to Patient Survival in Glioblastoma

Caregiver Mastery Linked to Patient Survival in Glioblastoma

An analysis of data from caregivers and patients participating in a longitudinal study funded by the National Institutes of Health examines whether caregivers' anxiety, depressive symptoms, burden, and mastery influence survival for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

Insurance status influences overall patient survival for some cancer types, but its impact on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) survival is well documented. This research study explored the possible impact of insurance on GBM survival.

Brain Cancer Clinical Trials

No Connection Found Between CMV Infection and Aggressive Brain Cancer

A recent analysis of tumor tissue samples from patients with glioblastoma and glial cancer indicate no association between CMV infection and brain cancer.

Women May Significantly Benefit from Entering OB/GYN Clinical Trials

The researchers hope the results will lead to an increase in clinicians offering trials to their patients and an increase in women volunteering to participate in trials.

VBPWPs Can Compliment Patient Management in Clinical Trials

Video Based Personal Webpages (VBPWP) Can Be Used as a Compliment to Clinical Trial Patient Management

Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Solutions

[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] This research evaluates methods that have been utilized in the clinical trial enrollment for adolescent and young adults with cancer.

Anti-malaria Drug Chloroquine May Help Combat Some Brain Tumors

Adding the anti-malaria drug chloroquine to standard therapies may help combat resistance to therapy and also resensitize glioblastoma patients to targeted treatments that had previously stopped working.

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