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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

Gianpietro Dotti, MD & Barbara Savoldo, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina
Reach Grants, Awarded 2017
Meenakshi Hegde, MD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2016

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Heroes

Latest Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) blog posts

Today is Glioblastoma Awareness Day. For children battling this rare brain tumor, treatment options are limited and after relapse, the disease tends to spread quickly. 

In 2016, we shared the story of Chloe Cox, a then 12 year old from... more
Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more