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Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2019 Webinar Series! Only 2 more webinars remaining this month!
These last 2 webinars are each focused on an individual treatment:
Tonight: Tocagen - this is an experimental gene therapy. Absolutely fascinating. Dr Gruber will explain how it works and how it can kill cancer cells without hurting the normal cells.
Next Sunday: Gamma Tiles. This is an FDA "cleared" product - which means it is available now. Very few people know about it yet. This is a device that is implanted at the time of surgery into the cavity remaining after surgical removal of the tumor. It delivers radiation therapy to the tumor bed so it stops those cells from dividing.
05/16/19 Optune Open Houses
These meetings are for anyone who uses or is thinking of using Optune. Most of these are live but there are some broadcast on the web!
05/13/19 BMS’ Opdivo fails late-stage brain cancer test
There are many ways to use the checkpoint inhibitors. This study shows that using Opdivo instead of Temodar during radiation for newly diagnosed is not helping. This doesn't mean the drug is bad - just that it isn't being used correctly. There are other trials going on that hopefully will show us how best to use this class of drug!
04/29/19 Optune Open House
Here is an updated list of the Optune Open Houses. These meetings are interesting and a lot of fun for everyone who has a brain tumor.