On Saturday, Aug. 25, Sen. John McCain lost his courageous battle with glioblastoma. He was diagnosed with the disease in July 2017.
In a recent article published in The Conversation, Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida, discusses the unique characteristics of glioblastoma, why treating it is so difficult and his optimism for future research advances.
In the video below, Maryam Rahman, M.D., an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery, explains current glioblastoma treatments and expresses hope for the future.