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March 2018 Public Policy and Advocacy Updates

For a number of years now, our Public Policy & Advocacy staff have put out monthly emails to those who’ve signed-up to be NBTS volunteer advocates, providing updates on the latest goings-on in the world of brain tumor public policy and issues related to legislation that impacts this community. As our advocacy program continues to […]

What the Brain Tumor Community Was Reading in 2017

This year we covered many topics on this blog, from stories of strength, determination, and dedication in the community; to news on research progress; clinical trial results and updates; innovation; and FDA approvals. We saw glioblastoma again enter the national consciousness, with the unfortunate news of Senator John McCain’s diagnosis (see below), as well as some […]

A Pioneer’s Story: Years of Discoveries and Commitment to Brain Tumor Patients

When the National Brain Tumor Society’s legacy organizations – The Brain Tumor Society (BTS) and the National Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF) – were founded in the 1980’s, brain tumor research was still, in essence, in its infancy. Very little was understood about the underlying biology of these tumors or, subsequently, how to treat them. Thus, […]

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