Glioblastoma recurrence and clues to blunt it
November 18, 2021
It’s a medical conundrum. Ionizing radiation, which at first extends the survival of glioblastoma patients after surgery, may later, ironically, help drive the brain cancer’s aggressive, untreatable recurrence. Dr. Sandeep Burma and a team of investigators at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, are studying companion treatments to see if any can eliminate this Jekyll and Hyde property of ionizing radiation.