What's New in the Research of Primary and Secondary Brain Tumours?

Speaker: Wolfgang Wick

W. Wick explains clinical importance of findings that brain metastases differ genetically from primary tumours and metastases in other organs. He explores the results from genomic analysis of alterations between primary and secondary tumour sites. Furthermore, he elaborates the negative findings on enhancing survival of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme treated with chemo-radiotherapy by adding valproic acid or more modern anticonvulsant therapy.

Discussion Points

  • Brain metastases and paired primary tumours: The genetic divergence is confirmed
  • Glioblastoma: A new trial clarifies the role of valproic acid in therapy