Thesis / Dissertation

Glioblastoma: Treatment Stagnation and Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms

Thomas Michael Benjamin Ware, Hongjian Zhu (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Glioblastoma, a WHO grade IV primary brain tumour, remains as one of the most aggressive forms of human cancer. Despite intensive research efforts into understanding the key drivers of tumour progression, few therapeutic advances have been made, with the current standard of care (the Stupp protocol) remaining unchanged for 15 years. The overall improvement to glioblastoma survival in the real-world population has been attributed to the use of the Stupp protocol, yet evidence suggests that survival outcomes were already significantly improving in the years prior to the introduction of this standard of care questioning the overall veracity of this claim. Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology a..

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