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March 2014
Spotlight
Introducing Project Impact: Driving Discovery to a Cure for Pediatric Brain Tumors

Announced earlier this week, Project Impact is the National Brain Tumor Society’s new, integrated initiative to tackle the critical barriers hindering successful drug development for pediatric brain tumors. Moreover, Project Impact will seek to fundamentally change how new treatments are uncovered, developed, and tested to advance the overall field of pediatric brain tumor research.

To achieve these goals, Project Impact will combine efforts in funded research and public policy to confront the current inefficiencies within the pre-clinical research system and pediatric cancer clinical trial environment. Together, these efforts will seek to optimize the entire drug discovery and development pipeline (for pediatric brain cancer) and create significant advances in therapeutic options for patients.

National Brain Tumor Society believes this effort will change the landscape of how new pediatric cancer drugs are brought from medical academic research labs to market, as well as demonstrate the value of working thoughtfully and collaboratively to speed the path to a cure.

Read more about our work in Pediatrics here
From the Blog
March 4, 2014
One Person Who Inspires Us This Month:
Remembering Emily Morrison
If you have ever had the opportunity to participate in the New York Brain Tumor Walk since its inception in 2011, you’ve no doubt seen the large throng of walkers adorned in bright colored regalia. In 2011 it was purple and green. In 2012 it was neon green and orange. And in 2013 it was [...]
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Research in the News
Bevacizumab Fails to Improve Overall Survival in First-Line Treatment for Glioblastoma

Study Identifies Possible New Target for Future Brain Cancer Drugs

Revamped Radiation Treatment Schedule for Common Form of Brain Cancer can Extend Survival

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Status for ICT-107 in Glioblastoma in the European Union

Novocure Announces First Commercial License of the NovoTAL System
Upcoming Events
Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk
Phoenix, AZ - Saturday, March 15, 2014
Charlotte Brain Tumor Race
Charlotte, NC - Saturday, March 22, 2014
San Diego Brain Tumor Walk
San Diego, CA - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Delaware Brain Tumor Walk
Wilmington, DE - Saturday, April 26, 2014
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
San Francisco, CA - Saturday, May 3, 2014
Race for Hope Washington DC
Washington, DC - Sunday, May 4, 2014
Head to the Hill
Washington, DC - Monday, May 5 and 6, 2014
Boston Brain Tumor Ride
Waltham, MA - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Community Events
ZUMBATHON®!
Plymouth, MA - Sunday, March 23, 2014
Come dance because you can! 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Work Out World, Plymouth, MA.

Dancing, raffles, fun, and more! Tickets are $20 per person. We encourage you to reserve your spot ahead of time!

For further information or to donate click here!
Team Billy Ride and Walk for Research
Saratoga Springs, NY - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Participate in this event with a choice of 50-, 25-, or 10-mile bike routes throughout Saratoga County or a 3-mile walk.
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