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Can a Tetanus Shot Help Fight Brain Tumors?

Yesterday, an interesting study on brain cancer – funded in part by the National Brain Tumor Society – was published in the prominent scientific and medical journal, Nature. The encouraging results of the study even sent ripples through mainstream health media, including stories in top-tier outlets including the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and CBS […]

Committed to Discovery: A Researcher’s Tale

Dr. Mariano Viapiano was a talented, young researcher. He had a promising idea for a potential new treatment for brain cancer. But what we didn’t have was funding to do the necessary studies to make the idea a reality that would benefit patients. “It all started with NBTS,” says Dr. Viapiano. “I can trace back […]

Precision Medicine, Adaptive Clinical Trials, and Defeat GBM

President Barack Obama sent waves through the national news media when he announced during his 2015 State of the Union Address that he would be launching a “precision medicine” initiative. “Obama Proposes U.S. Spending to Research Personalized Cures,” was the headline from Bloomberg. “What is President Obama’s ‘precision medicine’ plan, and how might it help you?” asked […]

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