Glioblastoma: Jessica’s Story (Guest Post)

Hello, my name is Jessica. Who am I? I am a mother of 2 young boys, under 5, but this isn’t about them. I’m just a proud mother. I’ll be 30 this year, and, unfortunately, on top of all that I have brain cancer. A grade IV glioblastoma to be exact. What were my symptoms?…

Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

What is Glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. It is an extremely fast-growing cancer which has no known cure. Glioblastomas are named for the cells they form in; glial cells. Though the brain is best known for having billions of neurons, 90% of brain matter is made from glial…

Chemo-Brain Confirmed in Long-Term Mouse Study

It is well known that chemotherapy comes with a long list of side effects; nausea, fatigue, muscle pain and sores in the mouth and throat to name a few. These are often necessary evils and most patients would agree that they are worth suffering through in order to treat their cancer. According to Cancer Research…

Groundbreaking Treatment Harnesses Immune System to Treat Cancer

A potentially world-changing treatment for cancer has been discovered by scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. Oncologist Stanley Riddell has announced that his team has developed a therapy targeting the immune system may be able to cure over 90% of leukemia cases. The treatment involves genetically modifying T-Cells – immune cells which hunt down and destroy…