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Advice Column, April 2018: Exploring Novel Brain Tumor Treatments

National Brain Tumor Society recently announced the launch of a new patient and care-partner education, empowerment, and preparedness effort. The new initiative will provide the resources, information, tools, and guidance brain tumor patients and their care-partners need to play a more active role in their treatment planning and decision-making. As part of the broader effort to […]

Brain Tumor Facts & Figures, April 2018: Years of Potential Life Lost

Our monthly series called “Brain Tumor Facts & Figures” will go beyond some of the more well-known stats about this disease (e.g. nearly 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor; nearly 80,000 more will be diagnosed in 2018; and an average five-year survival rate of only around 35%). The information provided in this series is aimed […]

2018 National Brain Tumor Society Legislative Agenda

To guide our public policy advocacy efforts each year, the National Brain Tumor Society creates an annual “Legislative Agenda.” Our yearly Legislative Agenda* reflects the larger strategy and goals of the Organization, complements our research-funding efforts, and is essential to accomplishing our mission of better treatments and ultimately cures for brain tumors. Each year, we review […]

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