Transforming Tomorrow, Today
News & Updates from the National Brain Tumor Society
May 2014
May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and all month long we are expanding awareness about brain tumors through community-powered educational events, as well as providing new opportunities for you to connect, share, and get involved. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of all those affected by brain tumors.

Join our online activities!

#BTVoice: Sharing Our Knowledge
May 18 - 31

Exchange ideas and experiences with other members of the brain tumor community.

Community Chat: Frankly Speaking About Brain Tumors
May 22, 2:30PM - 3:30PM EDT

Our first Community Video Chat focuses on the Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Brain Tumors book and features a Q&A with our special guests.

You can find more information and register for updates at We're looking forward to exchanging ideas and working together to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

Look for updates, shareable graphics, and other news all month via social media.

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From the Blog
April 11, 2014
Recently in Brain Tumor Research..

...A round-up of recent news important to the brain tumor community

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May 6, 2014
National Brain Tumor Society's Advocates "Head to the Hill" to Speak Up for the Critical Needs of the Brain Tumor Community

Brain tumor patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the country met with congressional leaders to discuss the issues facing the community.

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Research in the News
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Adult cancer drugs show promise against an aggressive childhood brain tumor

Stemline Therapeutics Announces FDA Acceptance of IND for SL-701, a Synthetic Multi-Peptide Vaccine Targeting Glioma Brain Tumors

DelMar Pharmaceuticals VAL-083 Clinical Trial in GBM Demonstrates Continued and Promising Progress at AACR

Interim Clinical Data for Tocagen's Toca 511 & Toca FC in Patients With High Grade Glioma Presented at American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
Upcoming Events
Denver Brain Tumor Walk
Denver, CO - Saturday, June 7, 2014
New York Brain Tumor Walk
New York, NY - Saturday, June 21, 2014
Community Events
Race for Hope
Des Moines, IA - Sunday, May 10, 2014
Phillies Brain Tumor Awareness Night
Philadelphia, PA - Saturday, May 17, 2014
Team Billy Ride and Walk for Research
Saratoga Springs, NY - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Mary Kline Classic
West Orange, NY - Saturday, May 31, 2014
Bob Bard 5k
Quarryville, PA - Saturday, June 14, 2014
Event Spotlight
Waltham, MA - Sunday, May 18, 2014
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