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I didn’t want to go to Head to the Hill: Here’s why I did.

I don’t remember anything I learned in school about how our government works. American Government was taught in 8th grade, the year when I cared much more about wearing ‘Candies’ than listening to Ms. Kaufman talk about checks and balances and the three branches of the government. I was way too focused on Brian, the boy […]

From the CEO’s Desk: Busy Season for Public Policy Kicks Into Gear

The first quarter of the year for the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) – and any other organization engaged in proactive advocacy – is a particularly busy time in the area of public policy and government relations. While research initiatives often spillover year-to-year and remain ongoing (like our flagship research initiative, the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, which is a […]

Congress Delivers Brain Tumor Community Holiday Gift

More funding for NIH to raise all ships, and specific funding for pediatric brain tumors, is welcome! More money will be available for brain tumor research in 2016, thanks to a year-end budget deal in the United States Congress that was reached today. The “omnibus” spending bill that sets government spending levels and priorities for […]

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