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Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a malignant tumor that arises from the glial cells, the brain’s support tissue. GBM tumors are grade IV tumors, which means they are aggressive and can spread to healthy brain tissue. Certain genetic diseases including neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), Li-Fraumeni syndrome and tuberous sclerosis are sometimes the reason why GBMs occur.

Latest Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) grants

Adam Green, MD and Jean Mulcahy Levy, MD, Principal Investigator
University of Colorado Denver
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, Awarded 2019
Satoshi Nakata, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2019
Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California, Davis
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Heroes

Latest Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) blog posts

During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.
 
Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year. Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical... more
When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more