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So You Heard About Rintega? Here’s What’s Next for Brain Tumor Drug Development

Last week, news broke that a promising clinical trial of a new type of treatment for a subset of glioblastoma (GBM) patients – an immunotherapeutic vaccine made by Celldex Therapeutics called RINTEGA (rindopepimut) – was discontinued because patients receiving the investigational therapy were not doing better than patients in the control arm. As we said in our statement regarding […]

I didn’t want to go to Head to the Hill: Here’s why I did.

I don’t remember anything I learned in school about how our government works. American Government was taught in 8th grade, the year when I cared much more about wearing ‘Candies’ than listening to Ms. Kaufman talk about checks and balances and the three branches of the government. I was way too focused on Brian, the boy […]

From the CEO’s Desk: Busy Season for Public Policy Kicks Into Gear

The first quarter of the year for the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) – and any other organization engaged in proactive advocacy – is a particularly busy time in the area of public policy and government relations. While research initiatives often spillover year-to-year and remain ongoing (like our flagship research initiative, the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, which is a […]

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