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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. […]

Widely-available Drug May Benefit Glioblastoma Treatment

Based on data from NBTS’s Defeat GBM Research Collaborative and with support from the Sharpe family, Dr. Paul Mischel (Stanford University) and his laboratory team found that the antidepressant drug, fluoxetine (common brand name: Prozac), potently targets tumor metabolism and inhibits epidermal growth factor (EGFR) signaling, triggering the killing of glioblastoma (GBM) cells. Dr. Mischel’s […]

Years of scientific progress lead to hope for glioblastoma patient

With funding from the National Brain Tumor Society, Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD of the University of Minnesota is ready to start a clinical trial for a drug that is already showing early promise for a glioblastoma patient. The following blog, which has been lightly edited, was originally published on the University of Minnesota’s Neurosurgery […]

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