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60 Minutes Joins the Fight Against Brain Tumors (Updated)

This past Sunday (3/29) the esteemed weekly news program “60 Minutes” on CBS aired an in-depth story (two segments – which is rare for “60 Minutes”) on a potential new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme. The segment followed brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill […]

Spreading Kisses for Ken

When Tama Cobb’s nephew Kenny was just a little boy, he was drawn to the number 18. Like many young children, Kenny was incredulous to the larger world around him. “The biggest number to him was 18,” says Tama. “He used to say “I love you 18.’” It was cute and endearing and a little […]

National Brain Tumor Society’s 2015 Legislative Agenda

To guide our public policy advocacy efforts each year, National Brain Tumor Society creates an annual “Legislative Agenda.” Our yearly Legislative Agenda reflects the larger strategy and goals of the Organization, and our activities in carrying out the agenda directly influences our ability to deliver on our mission of better treatments, and ultimately a cure, […]