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Advice Column, February 2018: Brain Tumor Treatment Options

Newly-diagnosed brain tumor patients have received devastating news, been presented with a slew of perplexing medical terms, and are often recommended for risky and invasive brain surgery within 48 hours. Few situations imaginable could be more frantic. So, amidst the confusion and emotion, how does one sort through this chaotic period in order to make critical […]

Beating the Odds Thanks to Research Funding: Greg’s Story

After an otherwise-healthy and vibrant 24-year old newlywed was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and given just two-to-three years to live, a new clinical trial – based on NBTS-funded research – provided hope and helped beat the odds “Temozolomide is what it is: a chemotherapy,” says Greg. “This means constantly feeling drained of your […]

Guest Blog: The Powerful Platform Offered by National Brain Tumor Society

                    “It is very unlikely that you will not have a recurrence,” my neuro-oncologist said softly, leaning in to fold his hands together, interlocking his fingers, “but you have many positive prognostic indicators in your favor, including your age, IDH1 mutation status, and general good health.” […]

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