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Head to the Hill 2015: Affecting change on behalf of the brain tumor community

It was 88 degrees and sunny on Capitol Hill during National Brain Tumor Society’s annual Head to the Hill advocacy event. Over 247 advocates came from 38 states to be the voice of the hundreds of thousands of brain tumor patients and survivors in the United States.  Our goals were to get our members of Congress to support these […]

How “Big Data” Can Improve Brain Tumor Treatment & Research

Back in January of this year, a young man came into the National Brain Tumor Society offices to talk with all of our staff. He was vibrant, well-spoken and captivated our attention, discussing the critical issue of data sharing in the world of research and medicine. Besides a fading scar from brain surgery, there was nothing discernible to […]

60 Minutes Joins the Fight Against Brain Tumors (Updated)

This past Sunday (3/29) the esteemed weekly news program “60 Minutes” on CBS aired an in-depth story (two segments – which is rare for “60 Minutes”) on a potential new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme. The segment followed brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill […]

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