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Brain Tumor Facts & Figures, March 2018: Cost of Care

Our monthly series called “Brain Tumor Facts & Figures” will go beyond some of the more well-known stats about this disease (e.g. nearly 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor; nearly 80,000 more will be diagnosed in 2018; and an average five-year survival rate of only around 35%). The information provided in this series are aimed […]

Glossary Blog, February 2018: CAR T-Cell Therapy

CAR T-cell Therapy: A type of treatment in which a patient’s T-cells (a type of immune system cell) are changed in the laboratory so they will attack cancer cells. T-cells are taken from a patient’s blood. Then the gene for a special receptor that binds to a certain protein on the patient’s cancer cells is […]

Brain Tumor Facts & Figures, February 2018: Average-Years of Life Lost

As announced in our recent post about new features on this blog in 2018, we’re beginning a monthly series called “Brain Tumor Facts & Figures” that go “beyond” some of the more well-known stats about this disease (e.g. nearly 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor; nearly 80,000 more will be diagnosed in 2018; and […]

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