Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)July 31st, 2012 | Posted by in Malignant Tumor Types
Each year, 17,000 Americans are diagnosed with GBM, one of the most difficult malignant tumors to treat because the tumors become enmeshed in brain tissue, making them nearly impossible to completely remove through surgery. The remnants quickly grow back. The disease claims the lives of 90 percent of patients within the first year after diagnosis. Only 5 percent of patients survive beyond two years.
The Westchester Brain Tumor Program currently is participating in three clinical trials and one treatment protocol project to discourage the tumor from quickly growing again.