Transforming Tomorrow, Today
News & Updates from the National Brain Tumor Society
July 2014
Share Your Experience: Brain Tumor Patient & Caregiver Survey

As you know, brain tumors have serious impacts on a patient’s quality of life, including impaired cognitive and motor functions. And, while the National Brain Tumor Society's primary goal is the discovery of a cure, we are also committed to supporting access to new treatments which help patients live longer and retain their quality of life.

As part of the Jumpstarting Brain Tumor Drug Development Coalition, we plan to deliver a report to key stakeholders including policymakers, drug manufacturers, researchers, and clinicians, about the brain tumor community's needs and concerns regarding the development of future treatments. To accurately represent your collective voices, please complete this brief, anonymous questionnaire.

From the Blog
June 24, 2014
The (Critical) Case for Pediatric Brain Tumor & Cancer Advocacy

If most children with cancer receive treatment through clinical trials…and the NCI pays for almost all of these through its cooperative groups…what happens when the NCI has to cut funding for the cooperative groups? Given our nation's almost universal social value in protecting children, these questions should be of great public concern. Read More

June 6, 2014
Brain Tumor Research: Highlights from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

As a recent story from NPR noted, cancer research news during ASCO week comes out in a flood. Luckily, the National Brain Tumor Society’s staff PhDs were in attendance to help sort through all the announcements and highlight the most important reports for the brain tumor community. Read More

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Research in the News
Cellular Complexity of Brain Tumors Charted

Longer Telomeres Linked to Risk of Brain Cancer

Mayo Clinic Moves Small-Molecule Drugs Through Blood-Brain Barrier

Newly Identified Brain Cancer Mutation Will Aid Drug Development, Duke University Medical Center Study

Brain Tumor Cells Move, Damage Tissue; Research Points to Possible Therapy
Upcoming Events

We’re getting ready for our fall events and we're excited to let you know about our NEW Long Island Brain Tumor Walk and Nashville Brain Tumor Race. Register as an individual or start a team today!

Portland Brain Tumor Walk
Portland, OR - Sunday, July 27, 2014
Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk
Los Angeles, CA - Sunday, August 24, 2014
Community Events
Blogger Roundtable
July 1-30, 2014

Learn more about our new community blogger initiative.

MW Summer Party and Golf Tournament
Harwinton, CT - Saturday, July 12, 2014
Douglas M. Pink 5K for Glioblastoma Research
Madison, WI - Saturday, July 12, 2014
2nd Annual Bravehearts Memorial Ride - Friends of Dylan Connelly
Harvard, MA - Saturday, July 26, 2014
Event Spotlight
Portland, OR - Sunday, July 27, 2014
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