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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

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
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more
Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called Vitrakvi (also known as larotrectinib... more