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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 […]

What the Brain Tumor Community Was Reading in 2017

This year we covered many topics on this blog, from stories of strength, determination, and dedication in the community; to news on research progress; clinical trial results and updates; innovation; and FDA approvals. We saw glioblastoma again enter the national consciousness, with the unfortunate news of Senator John McCain’s diagnosis (see below), as well as some […]

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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