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Guest Blog: Team Sherif’s Sheriffs Returns the Favor to Influential Doctor

He looked at me, he looked me square in the eyes, and he said, “Steve, do you know why we study?” I was on my second day of my first job in emergency medicine and I knew I would receive a lot probing questions to see how qualified I was. This one seemed simple, so […]

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. […]

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