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Top Five Blogs: October – December 2018

Below is a recap of the most popular brain tumor news and blog items from Q4 2018 (October – December) on the NBTS site, as measured by YOUR readership and views. We hope you’ll enjoy catching up on anything you may have missed over the busy holiday season!

1. Guest Blog: How to Talk to Your Kids About Cancer

NBTS friend and super-advocate, Adam Hayden, shares his advice on how parents can communicate with their children about a cancer diagnosis.


2. New “Multi-Omic” Research Projects Launched to Confront the Complexity of Glioblastoma and Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment Development

In November, the National Brain Tumor Society shared the news that the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research (and the largest funder of cancer research in the world), was granting $4 million in supplemental funding for two major brain cancer research programs.


3. New FDA Approval Uses Genetic Mutation, Not Tumor Site, To Guide Treatment

In mid-December, NBTS provided a summary and analysis of the news that the FDA granted accelerated approval to a drug named Vitrakvi (larotrectinib, Bayer/Loxo), which treats patients with a specific genetic mutation, regardless of their type of cancer.


4. Guest Blog: Six Weeks Ago, I Had Surgery to Remove a Brain Tumor

Newly diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor, Georgina Price recounts how she went from emergency surgery to active-advocate and fundraiser in the span of a month.


5. National Brain Tumor Society Supported Work Features in 19 Presentations at 2018 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting

NBTS’ impact and leadership in the neuro-oncology field was on full display at 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, from Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


We hope you’ll find these blogs and brain tumor news items interesting and helpful. And, if you are so obliged, please share these posts with your friends, families, and networks on social media. Together, we continue to raise awareness and educate the public about brain tumors and what is being done to end this disease!

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