glioblastoma http://kplu.org en Seattle Scientist's Discovery Leads to Promising Brain Cancer Results http://kplu.org/post/seattle-scientists-discovery-leads-promising-brain-cancer-results <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A promising but preliminary <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1302145">new study </a>based on a Seattle scientist's discovery has shown dramatic increases in survival for people with brain cancer.</span></p><p>Charles Cobbs, now head of the Ben and Cathy Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center, figured out a key feature of the most common kind of brain tumor, glioblastoma.</p><p>The tumor appears to be connected to a virus that most of us carry, called CVM. It’s harmless in most people, but for some, it seems to promote tumor growth.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:12:07 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9972 at http://kplu.org Seattle Scientist's Discovery Leads to Promising Brain Cancer Results