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Brain Tumor Facts & Figures, March 2018: Cost of Care

Our monthly series called “Brain Tumor Facts & Figures” will go beyond some of the more well-known stats about this disease (e.g. nearly 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor; nearly 80,000 more will be diagnosed in 2018; and an average five-year survival rate of only around 35%). The information provided in this series are aimed […]

Glossary Blog, February 2018: CAR T-Cell Therapy

CAR T-cell Therapy: A type of treatment in which a patient’s T-cells (a type of immune system cell) are changed in the laboratory so they will attack cancer cells. T-cells are taken from a patient’s blood. Then the gene for a special receptor that binds to a certain protein on the patient’s cancer cells is […]

Advice Column, February 2018: Brain Tumor Treatment Options

Newly-diagnosed brain tumor patients have received devastating news, been presented with a slew of perplexing medical terms, and are often recommended for risky and invasive brain surgery within 48 hours. Few situations imaginable could be more frantic. So, amidst the confusion and emotion, how does one sort through this chaotic period in order to make critical […]

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