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From the CEO’s Desk: Finish Brain Tumor Action Month Strong

We’ve had an extraordinary start to Brain Tumor Awareness ACTION Month 2016. I want to personally thank everyone for making this possible, and remind the community that the month is only half-way over…there is still a lot we can do together to make BTAM 2016 the most impactful year yet. Thank you for your passion, […]

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Retreat: An In-Person Meeting of the Minds

The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is the National Brain Tumor Society’s largest and boldest research initiative, which aims to double the percentage of glioblastoma (GBM) patients – the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer- that survive five years or longer. The collaborative is made up of four interrelated research cores that encompass 1) […]

60 Minutes, the poliovirus, and Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Since the news program “60 Minutes” first aired two segments in March 2015 focused on an early-phase clinical trial taking place at Duke University, a lot of excitement has been generated about the investigational treatment highlighted: PVS-RIPO – more commonly referred to as the re-engineered poliovirus. The excitement was well-warranted, as the results reported at […]

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