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Passionate About Patients: Q&A With New NBTS Chief Scientific Officer, Kirk Tanner

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced Kirk Tanner, PhD, as the National Brain Tumor Society’s new Chief Scientific Officer. The official announcement contained a good deal of biographical information regarding Kirk’s education, work history, and experience helping to develop new medicines as a senior director, staff scientist, and oncology research leader for a major […]

Guest Blog: How to Talk to Your Kids About Cancer

As a father with an aggressive brain cancer, I’ve opted against elaborate metaphors and in favor of candid speech when talking about cancer with my children. In May 2016, I underwent an awake craniotomy to remove a large primary tumor from my brain. Two weeks later, my neuro-oncologist shared my diagnosis: I had an aggressive […]

Public Policy and Brain Tumor Advocacy Updates From September 2018

Below are highlights of news and developments in brain tumor advocacy and public policy compiled by NBTS Research & Advocacy Manager Kacey Troy Ribnik and Director of Advocacy Lainey Titus Samant: New Increases for Medical Research Funding Congress recently passed a Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) spending bill that includes increased funding for medical research. This action continues a […]

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