Cover image for article: Nursing Care of Glioblastoma Multiforme

A glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a type of brain tumour called an astrocytoma. Astrocytomas are some of the most common brain tumours. They develop from the highly vascular and quickly reproducing astrocyte cells in our brain and are often malignant. They are graded on their severity from grade 1 (low severity) to a grade 4 (high severity). These grades are dependent on the malignancy growth rate, its blood supply, its similarity to normal cells, its invasion potential and the presence of any necrosis. Read more