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UCLA 18th Annual Brain Tumor Conference
- Dates: May 18-19, 2018
- Location: UCLA Carnesale Commons, 251 Charles E. Young Drive West, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90095
- Cost: Free - but need to register by May 15th!
- Contact: Luzianne Fernandez
- Phone: (310) 206-3610
- Email Address: mailto:email@example.com
- Online Registration: www.neurooncology.ucla.edu
- Join patients, caregivers and healthcare professional at the 18th Annual UCLA Brain Tumor Conference, and hear leading healthcare professionals and
patient advocates speak about the latest treatments
for brain tumors, symptom management and resources
to help one manage and navigate living with a brain
tumor. Also visit with representatives from brain tumor
organizations, health advocacy groups and support
groups to learn about resources available to the brain
Brain Tumor News!
Note: The comments under each article title are the opinion of our president, Al Musella, DPM, and do not reflect official policy of the Musella Foundation!
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04/17/18 Can all the money in the world beat cancer?
Maybe it could! This person identified the collaboration between the Musella Foundation and Cancer Commons as one of the things he would fund if he raises all of that money!
04/14/18 Musella Foundation Co-pay Assistance Program is about to close to new patients
Our copay assist program needs donations. I know most people like to donate to research only, and that is also badly needed. When you donate to the Musella Foundation (a https://virtualtrials.com/donate8.cfm ), we let you specify WHERE your donation will go, with 3 choices:
1. Brain tumor research only - 100% of your donation will go to research. (we also have some specific funds you can donate to such as DIPG or Oligodendroglioma - on our website, click on donations, the Special Funds)
2. Copay assist program - 91% of your donation with go to a needy patient. 9% has to be used to cover the expense of running the program.
3. Anywhere it is needed. This covers the foundations' expenses which allows us to provide our services, as well as educational resources. Anything left over is used for research. Never for copay.
04/12/18 Concurrent BRAF/MEK Inhibitors in BRAF V600-Mutant High-Grade Primary Brain Tumors.
This is a very important article. Although a small sample, it opens the door to using a BRAF inhibitor for brain tumors that have the BRAF V-600 mutation. Note that this shouldn't be used in other mutations of BRAF, only the V-600 mutation. They found that using these drugs may actually speed up the tumor if they do not have the V-600 mutation.
04/06/18 Phase II clinical trial starts evaluating new drug for glioblastoma
GDC-0084 (RG7666) which is a novel BBB-penetrating PI3K/mTOR inhibitor displaying a high brain-to-plasma ratio (1.9–3.3). It remarkably impedes the proliferation of five GBM cell lines and suppresses the growth of U-87 MG GBM xenografts through decreasing Akt phosphorylation
04/04/18 A One-Two Combo Punch for Lung Cancer
This sounds pretty good. It also worked in a mouse model of glioblastoma, so they are going to start a trial of this combination for Glioblastoma patients. Both parts of the combo are approved so they can be used off label now.
03/30/18 Optune Open House, Newton MA
This is a nice series of meetings for patients and caregivers who use (or are thinking of using) Optune.
03/23/18 FDA issues Class I recall for Minnesota-made brain probe
This is a rare occurence - happening about 12 times out of 1,800. The cause was identified and they are fixing the problem, and letting the doctors know about it so they can watch for it and prevent problems. I feel it is still a good treatment as this device is used for "inoperable" tumors that will most likely kill the patient without the treatment, so it is still worth the small risk.
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