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Lighting Up Like Fireworks: A First-Person Brain Tumor Journey Captures Headlines

Today is “Rare Disease Day” in America. Brain tumors are technically categorized as a rare disease, though at National Brain Tumor Society we like to say, “it’s the rare disease that everyone’s heard of.” In other words, brain tumors are’t rare enough – they are still all-too-common for our liking. Yet, despite the fact that […]

Brain Tumor Research Highlights: February 2017

See January 2017’s Brain Tumor Research Highlights here. Over the years, NBTS has given more than $35 million to brain tumor research projects. We’re very proud of the impact this funding has made in advancing the neuro-oncology field closer to better treatments and ultimately a cure. And while NBTS is currently focused on driving our flagship […]

From the CEO’s Desk: The Future of National Healthcare Policy

National Brain Tumor Society’s mission is to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for all brain tumors. And our interim ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ is to help turn a brain tumor diagnosis into a chronic, manageable disease for all patients by 2025. As such, the primary focus of our programs — including our public policy […]

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