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Guest Blog: Fighting for Change

Guest blogger Lisa Peabody is a volunteer advocate with the National Brain Tumor Society. Recently, she joined National Brain Tumor Society staff participating in the annual Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Day.

Can Army Cadets from West Point Help Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatments Get to Market?

During a mid-March scientific and policy meeting, a group of cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point – none biology or pre-med majors – stood before a group of leading international pediatric cancer researchers, representatives from major biopharmaceutical companies, and officials from government agencies like the National Cancer Institute, U.S. Food and […]

Project Impact Gets to Work: Removing Barriers to Pediatric Cancer Treatments

The choice of when to push change in a broken system, “depends largely on timing, opportunity, and the leverage of the people initiating the change,[1]” according to popular theories in system change. Moreover, to achieve systems change leaders must, “bring people addressing parts of the problem around the same table,” and by “…inviting new people […]

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