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Author Archives: Tom Halkin

From the CEO’s Desk: Busy Season for Public Policy Kicks Into Gear

The first quarter of the year for the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) – and any other organization engaged in proactive advocacy – is a particularly busy time in the area of public policy and government relations. While research initiatives often spillover year-to-year and remain ongoing (like our flagship research initiative, the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, which is a […]

Guest Blog: Victor Remains Faithful to His Own Fight

“I’m sorry, but we have found a 3cm pilocytic astrocytoma on Victor’s brain stem. We must immediately transfer him for brain surgery. Do you have a preference between Duke or Chapel Hill?” The words spoken by the hospital’s medical team stung me, paralyzed me, echoed in my very being…brain tumor? Victor? But he’s only 16. […]

A Roadmap for a Successful 2016: Focus. Community. Leadership.

Just like the President of the United States, governors and mayors across country who take every January to deliver State of the Union/State/City addresses, I didn’t want to let this month slip by without letting all of you – our valued community – know how NBTS plans to make the most of the trust, time, […]

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