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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

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
Gianpietro Dotti, MD & Barbara Savoldo, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina
Reach Grants, Awarded 2017

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Heroes

Latest Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) blog posts

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
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more
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