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Congress Delivers Brain Tumor Community Holiday Gift

More funding for NIH to raise all ships, and specific funding for pediatric brain tumors, is welcome! More money will be available for brain tumor research in 2016, thanks to a year-end budget deal in the United States Congress that was reached today. The “omnibus” spending bill that sets government spending levels and priorities for […]

Brain Tumor Groups Come Together for New Imaging Effort

When an athlete injures their knee, ankle, shoulder, etc. they will often need to go for an “MRI” to determine the extent of the damage done to the affected area. And in most cases the MRI will be able to diagnose the issues with relative ease, accuracy and expediency. Most Americans are familiar with MRIs […]

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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