IBTA e-News March 2018 released

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[31 March 2018] The IBTA's monthly e-News has now been released and has been emailed to all subscribers. To sign up to receive your copy, click here.

You can read the IBTA e-News March 2018 edition in full online here.

Some of the highlights from this month's monthly round-up:

  • The official report of the inaugural planning meeting of a new Sub-Saharan Africa Neuro-Oncology Collaborative has been published online. This landmark event, co-organised by the IBTA, saw the coming together of 33 participants from 16 countries in London on October 18th and 19th in London, UK. It is hoped this is the first step in establishing an international collaboration among organisations focused on the care and support of people with brain tumours and their families living south of the Sahara on the African continent. Read the report here.
  • A duo of articles have studies the role of artificial intelligence in better classifying and diagnosing brain tumours.
  • The US National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has decided that Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), or Optune, with temozolomide should be recommended for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, after maximal safe resection and radiation therapy
  • The IBTA has announced that it is now a partner organisation for the exciting GLIOTRAIN project, a multi-sectoral collaboration of academia and industry, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
  • A report published in the journal Neuro-Oncology has concluded that the there are widespread failings in how glioblastoma clinical trials are organised and run.
  • A study examining the rate of and risk factors for developing seizures in children after brain tumour surgery has identified five risk factors that “should be considered in postoperative management of these patients"

Our monthly e-News highlights items of interest to our international brain tumour community and is emailed to nearly 6,000 recipients. It gives a round-up of the latest research and treatment developments, news about brain tumour patient organisations around the world, and key forthcoming neuro-oncology scientific and patient conferences. You can sign up to receive the e-News every month by registering here.

To see an archive of existing e-News issues, click here.

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