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Brain Tumor Research Highlights: May 2016

Over the years, NBTS has given more than $32 million to brain tumor research projects. We’re very proud of the impact this funding has made in advancing the neuro-oncology field closer to better treatments and ultimately a cure. And while NBTS is currently focused on driving our flagship research projects – like the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative – […]

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Retreat: An In-Person Meeting of the Minds

The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is the National Brain Tumor Society’s largest and boldest research initiative, which aims to double the percentage of glioblastoma (GBM) patients – the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer- that survive five years or longer. The collaborative is made up of four interrelated research cores that encompass 1) […]

60 Minutes, the poliovirus, and Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Since the news program “60 Minutes” first aired two segments in March 2015 focused on an early-phase clinical trial taking place at Duke University, a lot of excitement has been generated about the investigational treatment highlighted: PVS-RIPO – more commonly referred to as the re-engineered poliovirus. The excitement was well-warranted, as the results reported at […]