glioblastoma

noun
glio·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌglī-ō-ˌbla-ˈstō-mə How to pronounce glioblastoma (audio) \
variants: or less commonly glioblastoma multiforme \ -​ˌməlt-​ə-​ˈfȯrm-​ē How to pronounce glioblastoma multiforme (audio) \
plural glioblastomas also glioblastomata\ ˌglī-​ō-​ˌbla-​ˈstō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce glioblastomata (audio) \ or glioblastomas multiforme or glioblastoma multiformes

Definition of glioblastoma

: a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere

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McCain, 81, has been absent from the Senate since he was diagnosed with glioblastoma last July. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Sen. John McCain in physical therapy, former staffer says," 1 July 2018 In this Phase 2 study, which recently got underway, patients with recurrent glioblastoma will be randomized into two groups. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Poliovirus therapy shows early promise in patients with aggressive brain cancer but questions linger," 26 June 2018 The 58-year-old Bayh underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a malignant glioblastoma, the same deadly cancer that GOP Sen. John McCain is currently fighting. Fox News, "Mike Pence's wife: Pences praying for ex-Indiana first lady," 23 May 2018 His legacy is so long that John McCain is a hero to us all.’’ McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Lisa Mascaro, BostonGlobe.com, "McCain is still up for a fight, even as he battles a deadly illness," 12 May 2018 McCain, a long-term survivor of the deadly skin cancer melanoma, underwent surgery in July 2017 to remove a blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma. Paul J. Weber, Fox News, "Army honors McCain in opening new modernization HQ in Texas," 24 Aug. 2018 In summer 2017, he was diagnosed with a tumor called a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer, with a generally poor prognosis. Sean Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Lindsey Graham encouraged after visiting John McCain: ‘No talking about funerals’," 10 May 2018 Last summer he was diagnosed with a tumor called a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer with a generally poor prognosis. Sean Sullivan, Washington Post, "Lindsey Graham is encouraged after visiting John McCain: ‘No talking about funerals’," 10 May 2018 McCain underwent a series of treatments after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive brain tumors, in 2017. Prince Shakur, Teen Vogue, "The Legacy Left Behind by John McCain Is Imperfect Yet Impactful," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of glioblastoma

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glioblastoma

New Latin, from glia glia + blast- + -oma

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glioblastoma

noun
glio·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌglī-(ˌ)ō-bla-ˈstō-mə How to pronounce glioblastoma (audio) \
plural glioblastomas also glioblastomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce glioblastomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of glioblastoma

: a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere Glioblastoma is the worst grade of malignant glioma, a relatively uncommon but deadly class of brain tumors that kills 97% of those diagnosed within 5 years.— Greg Miller, Science, 2 Jan. 2009

called also glioblastoma multiforme

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