Website and traveling exhibit to support glioblastoma community
ST. HELIER, Jersey–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Novocure™ (NASDAQ: NVCR) announced today the availability of a new online resource to raise awareness of glioblastoma (GBM) and share stories of inspiration with the GBM community. An interactive exhibit featuring patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses and advocates will also be displayed within the coming months.
Approximately 12,500 GBM tumors, or tumors that may transform to GBM, are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. GBM can spread quickly and is one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
The website, GBMcommunity.com, features a mosaic of videos and images from the GBM community offering messages of hope and inspiration. The website also provides an overview of GBM and links to resources and advocacy groups.
“Novocure actively engaged members of the community to determine the resources they felt they needed most,” said Pritesh Shah, Senior Vice President, Americas. “This new website and exhibit were born from the GBM community, and created with assets provided by the community. No one can speak to the experiences, hopes and needs of those affected by GBM better than they can. We are proud to bring this important resource to the GBM community, and thank all who have provided their words of support and images to this project, and encourage others to do the same. Only by making our collective voices heard can we raise awareness of this disease and deliver increased support.”
About Glioblastoma Multiforme
Glioblastoma, also called glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is a type of primary brain cancer. This means that GBM tumors begin in the brain, rather than traveling to the brain from other parts of the body, such as the lungs or breasts. GBM is the most common type of primary brain cancer in adults. It is more likely to appear in adults than children and to affect men than women.
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