About Glioblastoma (GBM)
Glioblastomas are aggressive and malignant grade IV brain tumors that originate from the glial cells of the brain, and originate from a type of glial cell called the astrocyte so they are sometimes called astrocytomas. Common symptoms patients with glioblastoma experience include headaches, seizures, confusion, memory loss, muscle weakness, visual changes, language deficit, and cognitive changes. Glioblastomas tend to affect older individuals (age 45 to 70) with rare occurrences in children. Treatment methods typically include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and alternating electric fields therapy.