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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.

Postop RT Deferral Associated With Worse Survival in Children With Medulloblastoma

Postop RT Deferral Associated With Worse Survival in Children With Medulloblastoma

Despite the use of adjuvant chemotherapy, deferral of postoperative radiotherapy is associated with worse survival in pediatric patients with medulloblastoma.

Brain Cancer Clinical Trials

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.

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.

Video Tool to Increase Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Participation Among Black Women

A new tool may show promise for improving clinical trial participation among black women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

Combination of Gemcitabine and New CHK1 Inhibitor Is Effective in Soft Tissue Sarcomas

In a phase 1 clinical trial, the combination produces a significant and long-lasting response in patients with advanced disease including metastases to the peritoneum and lung.

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