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New Treatment Approved for Certain Glioma Patients

On June 22, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a new treatment combination that will now be available as an option for certain brain tumor patients. The FDA approved the combination of two oral drugs called dabrafenib (brand name: Tafinlar) and trametinib (brand name: Mekinist) for the treatment of […]

National Brain Tumor Society Statement on New Biden-Harris Cancer Moonshot Goals

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), a leader in brain tumor patient advocacy, research, information, and support, was honored to represent the millions of Americans impacted by brain tumors every year at a White House event to reignite the Cancer Moonshot.  The following is a statement from NBTS chief executive officer, David Arons, on today’s announcement. […]

Advocacy in Action: Updates on the Childhood Cancer STAR Act and Childhood Cancer Data Initiative

The Childhood Cancer STAR Act and Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) are major federal government-led initiatives that exist in part because of years of advocacy work by members of the brain tumor and childhood cancer communities. As we reflect back on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) this past September, we want to share updates on […]

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