Author Archives: Tom Halkin
The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), the preeminent trade organization for those working in the brain tumor arena, seeks to advance the field through research and education. SNO hosts an annual multi-day meeting that is ‘must-go’ for brain cancer researchers, clinicians, surgeons, patient advocacy organizations, and biopharma industry executives
When The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) launched in 2006, it was a huge moment for cancer research. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) had come together to deliver researchers a better understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis and sequencing technologies.
California brain tumor patients scored a win in early October when Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will make oral chemotherapy more affordable and accessible. California Assembly Bill AB 219, authored by Assembly Member Henry Perea (D-Fresno), would limit the out of pocket expense for orally administered anti-cancer medications to $200 per 30-day supply [...]