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Committed to Discovery: A Researcher’s Tale

Dr. Mariano Viapiano was a talented, young researcher. He had a promising idea for a potential new treatment for brain cancer. But what we didn’t have was funding to do the necessary studies to make the idea a reality that would benefit patients. “It all started with NBTS,” says Dr. Viapiano. “I can trace back […]

Video Blog: Advocate on Behalf of the Brain Tumor Community at Head to the Hill 2015

Over the years, the National Brain Tumor Society reports on the actions of our advocates and how important they are to making vital changes in brain tumor policy and research. But have you ever read about our “advocates” and wondered what exactly do? Advocacy sounds great, but what does mean to be an advocate or advocate […]

Can this treatment help me live a longer and better life?

Why was I asked to sit on a panel with two top officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two leading neuro-oncologists, an associate professor of neuropsychiatry, and an executive from the biopharmaceutical company, Genentech? Because, as a five-year brain tumor survivor and volunteer advocate with the National Brain Tumor Society, I want […]

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