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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 […]

Advice Column, March 2018: Question to Ask During Brain Tumor Treatment

National Brain Tumor Society recently announced the launch of a new patient and care-partner education, empowerment, and preparedness effort. The new initiative will provide the resources, information, tools, and guidance brain tumor patients and their care-partners need to play a more active role in their treatment planning and decision-making. As part of the broader effort to […]

Brain Tumor Facts & Figures, March 2018: Cost of Care

Our monthly series called “Brain Tumor Facts & Figures” will go beyond some of the more well-known stats about this disease (e.g. nearly 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor; nearly 80,000 more will be diagnosed in 2018; and an average five-year survival rate of only around 35%). The information provided in this series are aimed […]

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