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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 […]

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 […]

Creating Meaningful Change, With a Little Help From our Friends

There are only four FDA-approved therapies to treat brain tumors. And in the last 17 years there have been approximately 75 potential new drugs that have failed during the clinical trial process to prove they are safe and effective for patients, while only three that have won FDA approval[1]. That is a 25:1 failure ratio. […]

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