When we launched our new website in late 2013, we decided to create a blog as a means to stay better connected with our supporters and continually offer updates, insights, as well as share powerful stories from the brain tumor community.
The community was quick to embrace this medium, offering critical feedback and help spreading important news, updates, and stories. In 2014 – the first full year of this blog – we made a concerted effort to include a wide breadth of topics in our posts. We shared research news from across the brain tumor field, did Q&A’s with leading brain tumor experts, provided updates from our own programs and initiatives, as well as inspiring stories and guests posts from advocates, event participants, and other community members.
Out of all of these posts, the following 10 were the most viewed blogs of 2014:
- One Person Who Inspires Us This Month: Remembering Emily Morrison
A tribute to one of the most dedicated and inspiring members of the brain tumor community
- Recently in Brain Tumor Research (4/11/2014)
An update on some of the most important research studies to come out during the first quarter of 2014
- A Step Toward Identifying Risk Factors for Glioma
Review of important, emerging evidence about possible genetic risk factors for glioma development (work funded in part by the National Brain Tumor Society)
- Brain Tumor Awareness Month
A blog post highlighting all of the activities the National Brain Tumor Society was supporting for the 2014 Brain Tumor Awareness Month, including how people could get involved
- Introducing the Jumpstarting Brain Tumor Drug Development Coalition
An announcement of a powerful new coalition of brain tumor-focused organizations (National Brain Tumor Society, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information, and the Society for Neuro-Oncology) that are working together to improve the brain tumor clinical trial environment
- Recently in Brain Tumor Research: Reporting back from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
Five of the most talked about brain tumor-related presentations made at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, a top conference in the cancer research field
- A “Full Force” Effort to Defeat GBM
A video blog featuring two of the leaders of the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, explaining the importance and potential impact of this National Brain Tumor Society-led initiative
- Guest Blog: On Being a Caregiver
A powerful guest blog by Sarah Whitlock, a team captain from the New York Brain Tumor Walk
- Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Produces Important Discovery
An update on a new, important discovery made possible by the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative
- Five Key Updates from the 2014 Scientific Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology
Our update on what was buzzing at the premier meeting of the brain tumor research field
Thank you for reading. We hope you’ll continue to tune-in, as we have more great posts planned for 2015.