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Report: 2018 Defeat GBM Retreat – Priorities for the Future

Glioblastoma (GBM) is perhaps the most complex and treatment-resistant cancer. As such, this tumor type is an acute focus for the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative (Defeat GBM) is NBTS’ flagship adult brain tumor research program. Launched in 2013, the program is now in its fourth year of funding toward a […]

Advice Column, April 2018: Exploring Novel Brain Tumor Treatments

National Brain Tumor Society recently announced the launch of a new patient and care-partner education, empowerment, and preparedness effort. The new initiative will provide the resources, information, tools, and guidance brain tumor patients and their care-partners need to play a more active role in their treatment planning and decision-making. As part of the broader effort to […]

Brain Tumor Facts & Figures, April 2018: Years of Potential Life Lost

Our monthly series called “Brain Tumor Facts & Figures” will go beyond some of the more well-known stats about this disease (e.g. nearly 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor; nearly 80,000 more will be diagnosed in 2018; and an average five-year survival rate of only around 35%). The information provided in this series is aimed […]

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