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Defeat GBM-Funded Research Helps Reveal Another Astonishing Trick Brain Tumors Play

Summary: A surprising, counter-intuitive discovery by Defeat GBM Research Collaborative-funded researchers opens up a potential new approach to slowing glioblastoma (GBM) growth We all learn during grade school math that when doing multiplication, “a negative times (x) a negative equals a positive.” Could this be true for glioblastoma tumor biology, too? A new study from […]

Speaking Up for Brain Tumor Causes: Busy Two Weeks in the Nation’s Capital

Last week, we had some good news…and some not so great news…from our nation’s capital, as it pertains to public policy measures that could affect brain tumor patients. First, the bad news. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a slim margin – 217 members voted in favor, […]

Q&A: How Social Media, Hashtags, and Dedicated Advocates are Shaping the Brain Tumor Community

The following is a Q&A* with Charlie Blotner and Liz Salmi, founders of the #BTSM Twitter Chat. The chats take place the first Sunday evening of each month at 6pm PT/9pm ET. They collaborated on the answers, which have been lightly-edited for length and clarity.  Q: For the non-social media savvy in the audience can […]

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