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July 2009
AACR-NBTS Fellowship for GBM Research
The American Association for Cancer Research-National Brain Tumor Society (AACR-NBTS) Fellowship provides a one‐year grant of $40,000 to a Fellow engaged in Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) research. This fellowship is supported by Karen Brooks in memory of her mother Bonnie Brooks, who lost her battle with brain cancer in 2003. Determined to contribute to a cure, Karen set her sights high, hiking Mount Everest to raise funds. Learn about past fellows and download the 2009 application here.

NBTS Collaborates with AANS/CNS to Fund Translational Brain Tumor Research
NBTS is committed to supporting research that directs therapies to our patients. In pursuit of that goal, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS) Section on Tumors is collaborating with NBTS to fund a $50,000 translational research grant.  More
Patients, Family & Friends
NBTS Launches Online Resource Directory for
Patient and Families
The Resource Directory is for brain tumor patients, caregivers, and health professionals seeking resources and services for people coping with a brain tumor diagnosis. You can search for resources regarding caregiver support, financial assistance, rehabilitation, and much more. Search for a resource in the online Resource Directory here.

Understanding Long-Term Survivor Issues
More people are surviving for longer periods of time with highly malignant brain tumors. Currently a study is underway looking for long-term patients and their caregivers of highly anaplastic astrocytomas, high grade oligodendrogliomas and glioblastomas who have survived more than three years. The study is specifically recruiting in the Chicago, Cleveland, and Central Florida regions. Email for Details
Spreading Awareness, Raising Funds, and Making a
Real Difference!
Inspire hope and take action by registering for our upcoming fall events (see the sidebar for dates and details). And many thanks to the thousands of individuals who participated in NBTS' spring events. Remember, donations continue to be accepted through September 30. Visit braintumorcommunity.org for listings of all 2009 NBTS events.

Check out these creative ways people are uniting to fight brain tumors:
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Day at the Oakland A's, Oakland, CA. Ticket proceeds and silent auction to benefit NBTS. More
  • David M. Bailey, Walnut Creek, CA. Free benefit concert. More
  • Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Road Race, North Falmouth, MA. 5-mile fun run/3.5-mile walk. More
Ways to Help
How to Help
There are many ways you can unite with NBTS in the fight against brain tumors! Your contributions help us to advance the most promising research for improved treatments and a cure, and provide critical information, support, and services to patients and families coping with a brain tumor diagnosis.
We need your help today! Please consider supporting NBTS and the brain tumor community: However you choose to support NBTS, thank you. Together we are making a difference!

News and Events

NBTS Annual Meeting:
Save the Date!
Washington, DC - Sept. 24

NBTS Fall Events:
Register, donate, or volunteer today!

Portland, OR - Sept. 12
Brain Tumor Walk  More 
San Diego, CA - Sept. 26
Brain Tumor Walk  More 
Southern CA - Oct. 17
Brain Tumor Walk  More 
New York City - Oct. 18
Have A Chance Walk  More 
Phoenix, AZ - Oct. 24
Brain Tumor Walk  More 
Philadelphia, PA - Nov. 1
Race for Hope  More 
Dallas-Ft. Worth - Nov. 7
Brain Tumor Walk  More 

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Acoustic Neuroma Association 19th National Symposium
Chicago, IL, August 14-16


CLRC Teleconference & Webinar Series
The Cancer Legal Resource Center offers "Cancer and the Law", "Navigating Managed Care", and other topics.  More

SNO International Outreach Research Fellowship
Call for Applicants

New, one-year fellowship for professionals from outside North America to perform clinical, translational, or basic research in pediatric or adult neuro-oncology in a clinical and/or laboratory setting in the U.S. or Canada.  More

Research in the News:
CMV Research

Dr. Charles Cobbs, recipient of the 2002 Charles B. Wilson Award funded by NBTS, talks to ABC News in San Francisco about CMV research.  More

Tumor-Suppressor Recruits Help to Overcome a Barrier and Fix Cancer-Causing Defects 

Variations in Five Genes Raise Risk for Most Common Brain Tumors  More

New Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Testing  More
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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