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Oligodendroglioma Research Fund: An Update & History

Oligodendroglioma is a rare form of brain cancer, making up only 4% of all diagnosed primary brain tumors. Because of its relative rarity, research efforts on this tumor type lagged behind many more prevalent forms of brain tumors and cancer. To address this issue, the National Brain Tumor Foundation, later merging with the Brain Tumor […]

A “Full Force” Effort to Defeat GBM

The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is the National Brain Tumor Society’s largest and boldest strategic research initiative to date*. The initiative aims to significantly improve the survival rate of patients who are battling glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Through robust collaborations comprised of leading GBM researchers, multiple and synergistic projects are driven by investigator teams with proven […]

#BTSM Chat: Patients and Caregivers Discuss What They’d Like to See Addressed in New Treatments

The first Sunday of each month brain tumor survivors, patients, family, and caregivers use Twitter to share experiences, ideas, and information. The Brain Tumor Social Media chat (#btsm) was started a little over a year ago by Liz Salmi.  The chats are moderated by Liz and Catherine Blotner and is promoted as a “patient-run Twitter […]

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