Some of the highlights from the April issue include:
- Several leading figures in brain tumour research and care have been appointed to the US Government's newly established 'Moonshot Initiative' to advance cancer research
- In recently published guidance, the European Medicine's Agency (EMA) has acknowledged the need to bring patients' perspectives of their treatments and illness into future cancer research
- Following a successful e-Petition calling for a UK Parliamentary debate on brain tumour research funding, Health Minister George Freeman MP has announced a package of measures to improve brain tumour research, diagnosis and treatment.a package of measures has been announced
- A study has found that glioma patients fare better when given a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as opposed to radiotherapy alone
- Both regular aspirin use and childhood chickenpox infection have been linked to a lower risk for glioma
- The blood pressure medicine prazosin has been found to reduce glioblastoma growth
- DelMar Pharmaceutical’s experimental VAL-083 treatment for glioblastoma is due to progress to phase III clinical trials
You can read the IBTA e-News April edition online here.
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