Helping patients find the brain cancer resources they deserve
How do we help brain cancer patients?
Massive Bio offers an independent cancer treatment analysis as well as free clinical trial matching for brain cancer patients. Our patient advocates work closely with patients to gather information on their current medical status, and then will provide a list of options from available cancer clinical trials close to your home.
We can also provide a comprehensive case analysis through our Virtual Tumor Board from cancer specialists. The Virtual Tumor Board (VTB) is comprised of highly specialized oncologists from nationally-recognized Cancer Centers of Excellence. In just 7-10 days after receiving your medical records, we can get you a treatment plan without having to travel far distances and use your valuable time.
The main reasons people take part in brain cancer clinical trials are because patients feel like they can help themselves and future brain tumor patients, patient’s also feel like their chances of survival seem better with the proposed experimental treatment and patients feel that the benefits outweigh the risks of participating in a clinical trial.
There are over a hundred current brain cancer clinical trials that are currently recruiting and several can be beneficial to you. Our team of patient advocates, who are oncology nurses, and our artificial intelligence based clinical trial matching system will find the best option for you.
With just a few clicks, you can see your clinical trial matches now. Click here to use our advanced clinical trial match tool.
Brain Cancer Facts
Although a person’s likelihood of developing a brain tumor is less than 1%, according to ASCO, there is an estimated 23, 890 adults in the U.S. that will be diagnosed with brain and spinal cord tumors. Brain tumors make up about 85-90% of all primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Brain tumors, among other CNS tumors, are the 10th leading cause of death for both men and women.
There is no exact known cause for brain cancer, but there are factors that do increase the risk for developing brain cancer, which include being exposed to high doses of ionizing radiation, a family history of brain cancer, a previous cancer diagnosis, being of older age, long-term smoking, exposure to pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, working with cancer-causing elements, and having an Epstein-Barr virus infection.
Treatments for primary brain cancer differ from treatments for metastatic brain tumors, because metastatic cancer involves treatment that is more focused on the original cancer site. Treatment amounts and types also depend on the type, size and location of the brain tumor.
Some treatment options include:
- Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
- Biologic Drugs or additional drugs
- Clinical Trials
- Alternative Therapies
If symptoms are present, in order to diagnose brain cancer, a doctor may perform a neurological examination, imaging tests such as a CT, MRI, or PET scan, a lumbar puncture, which involves collecting a small sample of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, or a brain biopsy, a surgical procedure that involves removing a small part of the tumor to perform diagnostic testing.
Mixed glial and neuronal tumors
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors
Our team of patient advocates can help guide you to treatment options you might not have been previously aware of. Although you might be new to cancer, we certainly are not. Navigating cancer patients through the tricky path of finding the best treatment is our goal. No two cancer patients are the same, which is why we find treatment for all of our patients based on their specific genomics, location, stage of cancer, and nearly 100 more data points.