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Guest Blog: Why I want you to join us on Dec. 2

August 10, 2010, was a Tuesday. I got confirmation that what my mind and body had been telling me for months, was true. I had a brain tumor. It was a gift that I got the care I needed, and am here today. I got involved with the National Brain Tumor Society to connect with […]

Encouraging Results from Novocure Clinical Trial

Novocure, a company that creates medical devices to treat cancer, announced this weekend that their Novo-TTF-100A system (now being called Optune), in combination with temozolomide (also know as Temodar or TMZ), demonstrated improved survival in newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients in a clinical trial, compared with temozolomide alone. The announcement was made at the […]

Can this treatment help me live a longer and better life?

Why was I asked to sit on a panel with two top officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two leading neuro-oncologists, an associate professor of neuropsychiatry, and an executive from the biopharmaceutical company, Genentech? Because, as a five-year brain tumor survivor and volunteer advocate with the National Brain Tumor Society, I want […]

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