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A Brain Tumor Journey in Three Parts – Part I

Introduction: What follows is the first entry from a brain tumor journey told in three parts, and her own words, by survivor, Sarah Vannatta. Sarah is Senior Vice President of EconomicsPennsylvania, where she is responsible for curriculum development and writing, teacher workshops, and program delivery. She lives outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Part 1: New Symptoms, New Normals For […]

National Brain Tumor Society Funding and Support of Innovative Research Helps Bring About an Immunotherapy Clinical Trial With Encouraging Results

Today, encouraging results from a small, early-stage clinical trial for glioblastoma patients were reported in the scientific and medical journal, Clinical Cancer Research. The phase one study of 11 newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) patients showed that combining an experimental immunotherapy with chemotherapy (temozolomide), along with an injection to prime the immune system, was well tolerated […]

Guest Blog: What I learned as a caregiver to a brain tumor patient

The role of a caregiver is extremely difficult to play  but it’s also crucial. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked. Living with and caring for a brain tumor patient can be an incredibly emotional experience for both the caregiver as well as the patient. From handling a rollercoaster of emotions and frequent confusion, during diagnosis, to preparing for […]

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