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National Brain Tumor Society Congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) offers our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. President-elect Biden, more so than any other president in U.S. history, personally understands the devastating nature of brain tumors following the loss of his son, Beau, to glioblastoma. He and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, care deeply about […]

Sights & Sounds: Glioblastoma Awareness Day (#GBMDay) 2020

Perhaps Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute, summed up Glioblastoma (GBM) Awareness Day 2020 best when he said during NBTS’s Defeating GBM: A Virtual Town Hall event, “Events like this are really important to re-energize the community so we can join together and make progress in a disease that where progress has been […]

Can Newly Approved “Tissue Agnostic” Drugs Benefit Pediatric High-grade Glioma Patients?

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval* to the drug Rozlytrek (entrectinib, Genentech/Roche**) as a treatment for patients, 12 years or older, whose tumors have a specific genetic defect known as an “NTRK gene fusion.”*** This is now the second drug that the FDA has approved to treat patients with this […]

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