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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 […]

From the CEO’s Desk: An Agenda for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Just over a week ago, the nation was deeply saddened by the news that United States Senator, statesman, war hero, and former presidential nominee, John McCain, had passed away following 13 months of treatment for glioblastoma. There was an outpouring of grief as well as reflection and remembrance of his remarkable life. Though his policies […]

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