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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 […]

Creating Meaningful Change, With a Little Help From our Friends

There are only four FDA-approved therapies to treat brain tumors. And in the last 17 years there have been approximately 75 potential new drugs that have failed during the clinical trial process to prove they are safe and effective for patients, while only three that have won FDA approval[1]. That is a 25:1 failure ratio. […]

A New “America’s Neuro-Oncologist” at the National Cancer Institute

Yesterday, it was announced that Dr. Mark R. Gilbert, MD, has been named Chief of the Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), within the Center for Cancer Research of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In this position, Dr. Gilbert – previously Deputy Chairman of the Department of Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson […]

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