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Brain Tumor Action Month: We’re Not Finished

May 2016 saw Canada and the United States promote Brain Tumor Awareness ACTION Month for the first time and our collective voices were heard by government officials, news outlets, and anyone who experienced the community assembled for the walks, rides and races that took place in May. We gave you a recap of the first two […]

Guest Blog: How My Brain Finds New Solutions

Life can change so quickly. I was only 24 years old in 1998 working in the U.S. Congress with plans for law school. But, the unexpected emerged when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Shocked and shattered, I entered a new world. Necessity can become a powerful teacher. I conducted research that helped me […]

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Retreat: An In-Person Meeting of the Minds

The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is the National Brain Tumor Society’s largest and boldest research initiative, which aims to double the percentage of glioblastoma (GBM) patients – the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer- that survive five years or longer. The collaborative is made up of four interrelated research cores that encompass 1) […]