Transforming Tomorrow, Today
News & Updates from the National Brain Tumor Society
November 2014
Collaboration, Systems Change, and Progress Highlight 2014 Summit

Every year, the National Brain Tumor Society Summit brings together neuro-oncologists, medical academics, biotechnology and pharmaceutical executives, representatives from the National Institutes of Health, and other nonprofits, as well as brain tumor patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates, to learn about research and public policy progress in the field, discuss innovative National Brain Tumor Society initiatives, and foster collaboration and increase engagement across all facets of the community. This year's Summit focused on the theme of creating systemic change in the way brain tumor treatments are discovered, developed, tested, and evaluated.

In addition to the Annual Meeting, the National Brain Tumor Society hosted collaborative workshops relating to our key program initiatives, as well as volunteer empowerment meetings with volunteer leaders from 15 states. Learn more about the National Brain Tumor Society 2014 Summit.

From the Blog
October 30, 2014
Creating Meaningful Change, With a Little Help From Our Friends

To create solutions that will allow for greater speed, and volume, of new drug approvals for brain tumor patients, the National Brain Tumor Society, together with our partners in the Jumpstarting Brain Tumor Drug Development Coalition, have been hosting a series of Brain Tumor Clinical Trial Workshops. We would like to take a minute to thank all of those who have helped build this initiative and made the workshops a success.
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October 28, 2014
A New "America's Neuro-oncologist" at the National Cancer Institute

The Neuro-Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), plays a critical role in treating brain tumor patients, providing essential second opinions, offering clinical trial opportunities, and conducting important research. Recently the NCI named Dr. Mark Gilbert as its new Chief of the Neuro-Oncology Branch.
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Research in the News
Imaging Endpoints in Brain Tumor Clinical Trials: Proceedings of the January 30, 2014 Workshop

CBTRUS Statistical Report: Primary Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2007-2011

Repurposing Anti-depressant Medication to Target Medulloblastoma

Discovery Could Prevent Development of Brain Tumors in Children

Gene That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer Found by New Computational Approach

Glioblastoma Research Leads to Brain Cancer Clinical Trial
Community Events
All Hands on Deck Charity Card Tournament
Durham, NC - Saturday, November 8, 2014
Tie One On for Brain Cancer
Aurora, CO - Saturday, December 6, 2014
Event Spotlight
Ft. Worth, TX - Saturday, November 8, 2014
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National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels.
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