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2018 Crystal Ball: Predictions & Hopes for Advances in Brain Tumor Research and Treatments in the New Year

Last year, progress continued to build in the fight against brain tumors. Two products were given FDA approval for use in the treatment of brain tumors, the first such approvals since the Optune device was approved for use in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients in 2015. There is still much work to be done, but advances […]

What the Brain Tumor Community Was Reading in 2017

This year we covered many topics on this blog, from stories of strength, determination, and dedication in the community; to news on research progress; clinical trial results and updates; innovation; and FDA approvals. We saw glioblastoma again enter the national consciousness, with the unfortunate news of Senator John McCain’s diagnosis (see below), as well as some […]

A Pioneer’s Story: Years of Discoveries and Commitment to Brain Tumor Patients

When the National Brain Tumor Society’s legacy organizations – The Brain Tumor Society (BTS) and the National Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF) – were founded in the 1980’s, brain tumor research was still, in essence, in its infancy. Very little was understood about the underlying biology of these tumors or, subsequently, how to treat them. Thus, […]

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