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Synapse eNews is published monthly by NBTS for all members of the brain tumor community. It includes updates on our Patient Services, Research, and Advocacy and Public Policy programs, as well as the latest research news, and information on NBTS regional events. October 2010
David M. BaileyIn memory of David M. Bailey
The staff and board of the National Brain Tumor Society are deeply saddened by the passing of David Bailey on October 2, 2010, more than 14 years after he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family in this very difficult time. Read more about David's inspiring legacy of hope or leave a comment for his family on our website.
Tulips Tulips Against Tumors Tribute
You have just a few days left to order your tulips for the 6th Annual Tulips Against Tumors Tribute. The ordering deadline is Tuesday, October 26. Once you've received your tulip bulbs, we hope you will then join with us and our supporters around the country on November 6 at 1 PM ET for National Planting Day. There will also be a special ceremony and memorial garden planted at this time at the University of Delaware, near the headquarters of NBTS subsidiary, The Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation. Watch the video of last year's ceremony.
Free live Q & A session on ependymoma tumors
Please mark your calendars for a live Q & A with Dr. Mark Gilbert, a neuro-oncologist from the CERN Foundation, on the topic of ependymoma tumors on Tuesday, November 30 at 11 AM PST (1 PM CST, 2 PM ET). We hope that patients, survivors, and loved ones will join us for this special program. Prior to the live session, we will be posting a recorded interview and presentation by Dr. Gilbert. For more information on how to register for the live Q & A session, please visit our website.
Friedlanders with President Obama One amazing kid, one amazing summer
Fourteen year-old Justin Friedlander had one incredible summer. In an effort to increase brain tumor awareness and raise funds for research, Justin shot thousands of baskets, including a few with the President of the United States! Learn more about Justin and who else is helping him fulfill his quest.
Mary Lovely NBTS at the Society for NeuroOncology Meeting
At this year's Society for NeuroOnoclogy (SNO) Scientific Meeting in November, Mary Lovely, RN, PhD, Medical Information Specialist at NBTS, will act as Chair of the Quality of Life Education Day. The morning session will include a review of the cognitive literature, the role of functional MRIs in brain injury, effects of treatment such as radiation and chemotherapy. The afternoon session will include lectures on how to manage cognitive changes for the patient and caregiver.
Living with a Brain Tumor Conference recap
Our recent "Living With a Brain Tumor" Conference in Dallas-Ft. Worth brought together patients, families, friends, health professionals, and volunteers from far and wide to learn, share, and connect. A multidisciplinary team of brain tumor health professionals and NBTS staff presented information on a range of topics, from updates in treatment to art therapy and more. Some presentations are now available on our website. Photos from the day can be viewed on our Flickr page. Stay tuned for information on our next conference in 2011!
KHG Brain Tumor Foundation Update from our subsidiary, The Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation
Newly released Continuing Medical Education (CME) Training Program focuses on adult brain tumors
This web-based educational activity,
Latest Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Gliomas, was produced by our subsidiary, The Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation, in partnership with Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The course is CME-certified by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learn more.
Boston Brain Tumor Walk October event check-in
The fall event season is still in full swing, with two more events since those in September. Thanks to everyone involved! Some highlights include:
More than 1,500 people raised over $400,000 in the inaugural
Boston Brain Tumor Walk.
On the other side of the country, at the Southern California Brain Tumor Walk, over 1,100 people raised $240,000.
And the fall events aren't over yet! Please join us for the
Dallas-Fort Worth Brain Tumor Walk on November 6, or the Race for Hope - Philadelphia on November 7.
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Upcoming Events

Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas - Nov. 6
Brain Tumor Walk

Philadelphia, Pa. - Nov. 7
Race for Hope

Dates for 2011 events have been posted on our website!

Items of Interest

Hurwitz selected for panel
David HurwitzDavid R. Hurwitz, NBTS Richard B. Ross Chief Scientific Officer, has been invited to chair the Pediatric Brain Tumor Scientific Review Panel for the 2010 Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program.

International Brain Tumor Awareness Week
The International Brain Tumor Alliance (IBTA) is encouraging people to organize an activity that will contribute to increased awareness about brain tumors. Help spread the word about International Brain Tumor Awareness week, October 31 - November 6, 2010. Learn more.

Introducing Story Corner
We are excited to showcase a new section of our website called Story Corner. Brain tumor patients, family members, and caregivers can now submit their stories online. We look forward to hearing from you!

NBTS is on Twitter
TwitterNBTS continues to expand its social media presence and now you can follow us on Twitter!

Still have questions about healthcare reform?
Check out our website for more information on what the new changes mean for you.

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