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Doing More Together: Celebrating Progress in 2014 & Building Hope for a Successful 2015

The Holiday season for many is a time for traditions; every year revisiting favorite places, taking part in memorable events, and spending time with the people you care about. For a nonprofit patient advocacy organization like the National Brain Tumor Society, it also means reviewing progress made in the previous 12 months, and planning for […]

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Produces Important Discovery

As we wrote on this blog back in May, the issue of “acquired resistance” is one of the biggest challenges in successfully treating brain tumors. Acquired resistance refers to tumor cells’ ability to learn to dodge the effects of treatment. Once a tumor develops resistance, current drugs stop working and the tumor can resume growing. […]

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 […]

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