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A Special Message From the CEO

David Arons, JD, was confirmed as the National Brain Tumor Society’s Chief Executive Officer on November 24, 2015. David had been serving in an interim role since mid-summer, and previously as Chief Public Policy & Advocacy Officer since 2011. I came to NBTS in 2011, having already spent nearly two decades in the world of […]

Innovation, Partnerships & Progress: 2015 Scientific Summit Highlights

Scientific research is the backbone of the National Brain Tumor Society’s (NBTS) mission and programs. When our legacy organizations were formed in the 1980’s the general knowledge in the medical and scientific communities regarding brain tumors and how to treat this disease was very minimal. As such, our founders realized the only way to a […]

Telling the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth on EGFR

Summary: Defeat GBM-funded research discovers a completely new process whereby EGFR alterations – which occur in the majority of GBMs – fuel tumor growth, and, importantly, identifies a potential way to exploit these changes in tumor cells to treat GBM using a class of anti-cancer drugs already in development. The majority of cells within the human […]

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