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Newly Published Results Suggest Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatments’ Effects Can Be Reversed

Anti-cancer drugs are an important part of brain tumor treatments. However, many of these drugs and therapies can have long-term effects when used to treat children, whose brains are still developing. As part of the National Brain Tumor Society’s (NBTS) “Developmental Neurobiology” program, the organization funded the research of Dr. Joseph Scafidi, of Children’s National […]

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 […]

Glossary Blog, March 2018: Tumor Sequencing

Tumor Sequencing: A laboratory method that is used to determine the entire genetic makeup of specific tumor cell types by identifying the exact sequence (order) of the four building blocks, or bases, that make up its DNA. This method can be used to find changes in areas of the genome. These changes may help scientists understand how specific […]

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