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Monthly Archives: November 2013

SNO-ing: Gathering at the 4th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology

The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), the preeminent trade organization for those working in the brain tumor arena, seeks to advance the field through research and education. SNO hosts an annual multi-day meeting that is ‘must-go’ for brain cancer researchers, clinicians, surgeons, patient advocacy organizations, and biopharma industry executives

Revisiting The Cancer Genome Atlas’s GBM Project

When The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) launched in 2006, it was a huge moment for cancer research. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) had come together to deliver researchers a better understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis and sequencing technologies.

California Becomes 27th State to Pass Oral Chemo Parity Law

California brain tumor patients scored a win in early October when Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will make oral chemotherapy more affordable and accessible. California Assembly Bill AB 219, authored by Assembly Member Henry Perea (D-Fresno), would limit the out of pocket expense for orally administered anti-cancer medications to $200 per 30-day supply [...]

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