With the exception of the brainstem gliomas, GLIOBLASTOMA has the worst
prognosis of any central nervous system (CNS) malignancy. Treatments
consist of open craniotomy with surgical resection of as much of the tumor as
possible, followed by concurrent or sequential chemo/radiotherapy, gamma
knife radiosurgery, and symptomatic management with corticosteroids.
Prognosis is poor, with a median survival time of approximately 14 months.
Since brain cancer affects a relatively small portion of the population, there is
a greater need for more public awareness and fundraising. We must
recognize the importance of investing in the early stages of the most novel
sectors of the discovery and development pipeline in order to
?buy down the risk? for those doing research and speed progress of
innovative new treatments to the patients.
GREY MATTERS! This is the swiftest of cancers.
There is no time to think or feel when you get this diagnosis.
If you are not quick on your feet with a plan to move,
you will lose this battle before it begins.
PLEASE HELP US HELP THOSE IN RESEARCH AND PUBLIC AWARENESS
OF THIS DEADLY DISEASE.
There is no determined cause...we are all at risk!
Let's Make Gray
Just As Important As Pink
UPDATES TO THE WEBSITE:
10/25/14: New website design! (Hope you like it.)
1/23/14: New Article in GBM Boot Camp: Keeping People Updated
Without Being on the Phone All Day
1/23/14: New Article in GBM Boot Camp: What I Wish I Knew When I Was First Diagnosed
Our very first GBM4Cure Roundtable Discussion. Four GBM families with a range of outcomes of the
illness share what happened, what they were told, the treatment decisions they made, and how it all
worked out. Please join us!
1/25/14 New End of Life Planning link, in GBM Boot Camp.