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  1. August 20, 2015

    President Carter’s Diagnosis – Explaining Secondary (Metastatic) Brain Cancer


    Former President Jimmy Carter announced earlier today that he has been diagnosed with melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, which has spread to his brain. What does this mean? Is this the same as brain cancer? If not, what’s the difference? Cancer that begins in one spot of the body and then spreads […]

  2. August 4, 2015

    What does metabolism have to do with tumors? Defeat GBM-funded study offers new clues

    Tumors can use two common nutrients in the body to block the efforts of current targeted therapies designed to treat glioblastoma (GBM) patients, according to a new study funded in part through the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative. This finding could be used to help develop more effective treatment approaches for GBM patients moving forward. Launched […]

  3. July 24, 2015

    Update on the Oligodendroglioma Research Fund


    In 2011, the National Brain Tumor Society launched our Community Research Fund (CRF) model. The goal of the model was to allow groups of donors with a common interest to pool their funding together and fund research in an area that was of significant importance to them, but may be underserved relative to current priority […]

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