You can read the IBTA e-News July 2017 edition in full online here.
Some of the highlights from this month's include:
- A comprehensive analysis of the entire genetic sequence of medulloblastoma tumours that has revealed the genetic changes that drive over 75% of the tumours.
- Research showing unequal access to brain tumour treatment in Argentina.
- The development of a new screening method to detect hitherto unseen brain tumour drug targets.
- A meta-analysis of 65 studies that has revealed the overall survival of paediatric participants with high grade brain stem gliomas (such as DIPG) is two years is just 15.3%..
- A special focus on upcoming and ongoing clinical trials that are open to patient enrollment, including a new arm of a phase 1b trial of Optune (a wearable Tumor Treating Fields device), the Pediatric MATCH ‘precision medicine’ trial, a recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma phase 3 trial (STELLAR) and a phase 1 trial of the gene therapy Ad-RTS-hIL-12 plus veledimex in recurrent glioblastoma.
- The publication of the 2017 policy report from All.Can, Towards sustainable cancer care: Reducing inefficiencies and improving outcomes, in the Journal of Cancer Policy.
- A study offering potential explanations for why glioblastoma risk is increased in people with Alzheimer's disease.
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