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#BTSM Chat: Patients and Caregivers Discuss What They’d Like to See Addressed in New Treatments

The first Sunday of each month brain tumor survivors, patients, family, and caregivers use Twitter to share experiences, ideas, and information. The Brain Tumor Social Media chat (#btsm) was started a little over a year ago by Liz Salmi.  The chats are moderated by Liz and Catherine Blotner and is promoted as a “patient-run Twitter [...]

Celebrating our MVP, Laura Williamson

Laura Williamson,a twenty-two-year-old brain tumor survivor, is an incredible young woman with a strong passion to give back to the brain tumor community. Laura began volunteering in the National Brain Tumor Society main office just a few short months ago, but quickly won over the hearts of our staff, constituents, and many others. Recently, Laura [...]

From Head to the Hill to #BTVoice: BTAM Recap

Brain Tumor Awareness Month (BTAM) is an opportunity to educate the public about brain tumors on behalf of the 700,000 diagnosed and their families. This year, National Brain Tumor Society leveraged the focus on BTAM to share research, policy and resources with the community, as well as invite our community to share its own experiences [...]

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