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February 2009
Welcome to Synapse eNews!
We are excited to bring you the new face of the National Brain Tumor Society’s eNewsletter, Synapse. Our goal is to keep you informed on vital brain tumor community news and provide useful, timely information. We welcome your thoughts and feedback on how we are doing.
New Research Programs
Beginning with its 2009 funding cycle, the National Brain Tumor Society advances brain tumor research through three distinct grant programs: Standard and Advanced Grants for basic and translational research; a new Innovation Grant for transformative and catalytic projects that fall within any stage of the research and development continuum; and a renewed commitment to the advancement of knowledge of pediatric brain tumors and its translation towards effective therapies with our Pediatric Research Grant Initiative. More 


NBTS-Funded Scientist First to Answer a Key Question in Cancer Research

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Drug Helps Brain Tumor Patients Live Longer
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Alzheimer's Drug May Help Brain Cancer Patients
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Patients, Family & Friends
Hot Off the Presses
In 2008, we invited brain tumor patients, survivors, and their loved ones to participate in a survey about coping with a brain tumor diagnosis. Over 1,400 individuals and families responded, sharing with us their experiences and helping us to identify key areas of need. Read this timely Needs Assessment now. More
Unite to Fight Brain Tumors
The need has never been greater to raise vital funds for research and support the unique needs of the brain tumor community. Join one of our spring events across the country.
  • May 2: 15th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
  • May 3: 11th Annual Race for Hope - DC in our nation's capital (Presented by Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers, to benefit National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure)
  • May 31: 15th Annual Ride for Research outside of Boston
  • June 6: 7th Annual Denver Brain Tumor Walk
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Support Us News and Events

NBTS Regional Conference
Join us in New York City on April 17 for our Regional Brain Tumor Conference, in partnership with The Brain Tumor Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
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Caregiver Workshops
Join NBTS in Houston on February 28, Seattle on March 7, Tampa on March 28, or one of many other upcoming locations.
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SSBTR Walk-a-Thons
Check out the inaugural event in Tucson, AZ on February 28 and the 8th annual event in Phoenix, March 7.
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Team Billy Ride & Walk for Research
Bike or walk in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY on May 17 and raise critical funds to fight brain tumors.
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CancerCare Telephone Education Workshops
Balancing Cancer and Careers: Living and Working with Cancer, March 12, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST.
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Managing the Stress of Survivorship, April 14, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST.
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National Brain Tumor Society is a nonprofit organization inspiring hope and providing leadership within the brain tumor community. We exist to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by brain tumors. We fund strategic research, deliver support services, and promote collaboration.
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