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10 Key Takeaways from the 2016 National Brain Tumor Society Scientific Summit

National Brain Tumor Society hosted its Annual Scientific Summit on Thursday, September 29, 2016, convening experts from some of the world’s top brain tumor research labs; leading brain tumor clinical centers; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI); biopharmaceutical company researchers and executives; and patient advocates. Unlike most scientific-based […]

Guest Post: Battling Brain Cancers Through Genomics

NOTE: This story originally appeared in Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine. For the better part of a century, brain tumors have been judged by their appearance. Where a tumor was located, how much it spread, and what it looked like under the microscope all determined whether a patient was given a good or bad prognosis, […]

Guest Blog: Buy Tulips; Fight Brain Tumors

Chris Grundner is the Founder of The Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation* & son of the “Tulips Against Tumors” creator.  “If I could fill the world with tulips, I would.” Those words were uttered by my wife, Kelly Heinz-Grundner, who died from a brain tumor back in 2004. In the months after Kelly’s passing, I […]

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