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Public Policy and Advocacy Updates From May 2018

Below are highlights of news and developments in the brain tumor advocacy and public policy, compiled by NBTS Research & Advocacy Manager, Kacey Troy Ribnik, and Director of Advocacy, Lainey Titus Samant: Brain Tumor Awareness Month (BTAM) 2018 was a very busy, productive, and successful month for the NBTS public policy advocacy program, all our wonderful volunteer advocates […]

Glossary Blog, May 2018: Biospecimens and Biorepositories

Biorepository: A facility that collects, catalogs, stores, manages, and distributes samples of biological material, such as urine, blood, tumor tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, and protein, from humans, animals, or plants for laboratory research. Biospecimen: Samples of material, such as urine, blood, tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, and protein from humans, animals, or plants. Biospecimens are stored […]

First-of-its-kind Briefing for Congress on Glioblastoma

On the heels of our annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Head to the Hill, where we bring volunteers from across the country to speak with members of Congress about the policies and bills that the brain tumor community would like to see policymakers support, National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) held a […]

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