The Glioblastoma Foundation was created to galvanize glioblastoma drug development.
“Time matters. Days matter. Minutes matter.” — Vice President Joe Biden
Glioblastoma (also known as Glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) is the most aggressive type of tumor that arises in the brain. It is one of the most lethal forms of brain cancer. The current standard of care (consisting of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy) is ineffective, and the median survival of a person diagnosed with glioblastoma is about 15 months; without treatment, it is a paltry 3-6 months. Although radiation and chemotherapy prolong life, they greatly reduce quality of life—so much so, in fact, that some patients opt out of treatment.
The purpose of our foundation is to transform the standard of care for glioblastoma by developing targeted therapies based on the molecular features of each patient’s tumor. The goal of these therapies is to block multiple molecular signaling pathways, thereby disabling the cellular machinery that allows tumors to recur.
The research we support will transform glioblastoma therapy and prolong the lives of glioblastoma patients. We need your help. Please join us on the journey to improve the prognosis and quality of life of patients diagnosed with glioblastoma.
To modify the current standard of care for glioblastoma by replacing radiation and chemotherapy with targeted small molecule therapies that prolong survival and increase quality of life.
To transform glioblastoma to a manageable chronic condition.