The most common primary
brain tumors in adults are called gliomas. These are cancers
that originate from the glial cells that hold the brain
together (glial means glue in Greek).
A recent update on understanding and treating glioblastoma is
The current treatment approach is combining new molecularly targeted drugs with
radiation as noted here.
Vaccine trials (immunotherapy) are also showing
here. For instance one trial with dendritic cell
vaccines pushed the median survival from 15 months to 26
months and another vaccine trial improved the 3 year
survival from 3% to 37%.
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