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Recapping Head to the Hill 2017

They came from 38 states. 308 brain tumor patients, caregivers, and supporters made their way to our nation’s capital to advocate for policies that will benefit the brain tumor community as part of Head to the Hill 2017. Despite high-profile and contentious debates happening on Capitol Hill, NBTS and our advocate were determined to ensure Congress […]

Defeat GBM-Funded Research Helps Reveal Another Astonishing Trick Brain Tumors Play

Summary: A surprising, counter-intuitive discovery by Defeat GBM Research Collaborative-funded researchers opens up a potential new approach to slowing glioblastoma (GBM) growth We all learn during grade school math that when doing multiplication, “a negative times (x) a negative equals a positive.” Could this be true for glioblastoma tumor biology, too? A new study from […]

Speaking Up for Brain Tumor Causes: Busy Two Weeks in the Nation’s Capital

Last week, we had some good news…and some not so great news…from our nation’s capital, as it pertains to public policy measures that could affect brain tumor patients. First, the bad news. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a slim margin – 217 members voted in favor, […]

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