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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, […]

Q&A: How Social Media, Hashtags, and Dedicated Advocates are Shaping the Brain Tumor Community

The following is a Q&A* with Charlie Blotner and Liz Salmi, founders of the #BTSM Twitter Chat. The chats take place the first Sunday evening of each month at 6pm PT/9pm ET. They collaborated on the answers, which have been lightly-edited for length and clarity.  Q: For the non-social media savvy in the audience can […]

From the CEO’s Desk: In the Fight Against Brain Tumors, Teamwork is Everything

As NBTS gets ready for Brain Tumor Awareness Month (BTAM) in May, I’m excited about the theme we’ve chosen for this year’s iteration of BTAM: BTAM = BTeAM. Beyond the clever play on the traditional acronym (and social media hashtag), this theme speaks to the crucial notion that the path to better treatments and cures […]

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