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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 […]

First-of-its-kind Briefing for Congress on Glioblastoma

On the heels of our annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Head to the Hill, where we bring volunteers from across the country to speak with members of Congress about the policies and bills that the brain tumor community would like to see policymakers support, National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) held 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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