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Glossary Blog, May 2018: Biospecimens and Biorepositories

Biorepository: A facility that collects, catalogs, stores, manages, and distributes samples of biological material, such as urine, blood, tumor tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, and protein, from humans, animals, or plants for laboratory research. Biospecimen: Samples of material, such as urine, blood, tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, and protein from humans, animals, or plants. Biospecimens are stored […]

Report: 2018 Defeat GBM Retreat – Priorities for the Future

Glioblastoma (GBM) is perhaps the most complex and treatment-resistant cancer. As such, this tumor type is an acute focus for the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative (Defeat GBM) is NBTS’ flagship adult brain tumor research program. Launched in 2013, the program is now in its fourth year of funding toward a […]

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 […]

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