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Report: 2018 Defeat GBM Retreat – Priorities for the Future

Glioblastoma (GBM) is perhaps the most complex and treatment-resistant cancer. As such, this tumor type is an acute focus for the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative (Defeat GBM) is NBTS’ flagship adult brain tumor research program. Launched in 2013, the program is now in its fourth year of funding toward a […]

Top Five Blogs: January – March 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, we launched a number of new features on the National Brain Tumor Society blog. At the same time, we continued to provide information and updates on issues and developments important to the brain tumor community. Below is a round-up of the most popular brain tumor news and blog items […]

Glossary Blog, March 2018: Tumor Sequencing

Tumor Sequencing: A laboratory method that is used to determine the entire genetic makeup of specific tumor cell types by identifying the exact sequence (order) of the four building blocks, or bases, that make up its DNA. This method can be used to find changes in areas of the genome. These changes may help scientists understand how specific […]

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