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How “Big Data” Can Improve Brain Tumor Treatment & Research

Back in January of this year, a young man came into the National Brain Tumor Society offices to talk with all of our staff. He was vibrant, well-spoken and captivated our attention, discussing the critical issue of data sharing in the world of research and medicine. Besides a fading scar from brain surgery, there was nothing discernible to […]

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 […]

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