Transforming Tomorrow, Today
News & Updates from the National Brain Tumor Society
March 2015
Walk, Ride, and Race with the National Brain Tumor Society

The Spring 2015 event season is about to begin, so join us at one of our inspiring, family-friendly events in Charlotte, Delaware, Bay Area, Washington DC, Boston, San Diego, Denver, New York, and Portland. Our events connect patients, survivors, and their families and friends to honor and remember loved ones, educate the local community, and provide encouragement and hope to all.

There are many ways to get involved. You can start a team, join an existing team, register as an individual participant, or volunteer for an inspirational day to support the brain tumor community.

All funds raised allow us to advance research and public policy to improve the availability of new and better treatments, and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors. Unite with us in the fight against brain tumors - register today!

From the Blog
March 3, 2015
Committed to Discovery: A Researcher's Tale

Dr. Mariano Viapiano's story illustrates almost perfectly the challenges in getting new treatments from academic-based research laboratories into the hands of doctors and patients, and why philanthropic funding is so critical. Dr. Viapiano's story is also one of opportunity, promise, and perseverance. But it almost didn't happen. Read More

February 9, 2015
Precision Medicine, Adaptive Clinical Trials, and Defeat GBM

By now you've all likely heard and become a bit familiar with the term and concept of "precision medicine." It's an area that the National Brain Tumor Society has been involved in for a number of years already, but one that is now also starting to buzz in the highest-levels of policy circles. This buzz has primarily been precipitated by President Obama's announcement of a new "Precision Medicine Initiative." Here we take a look at how this "new era" of medicine might be implemented in brain tumors. Read More

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Research in the News
Malignant Transformation of Low-Grade Gliomas in Children: Lessons Learned From Rare Medical Events

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

Personalized T Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Stopping Brain Tumor Growth

NW Bio's Phase III Trial of DCVax-L for GBM Brain Cancer Approved to Proceed in Canada and Under Way at Two Sites

Celldex's Rindopepimut (Rintega(R)) Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the Treatment of Adult Patients with EGFRvIII-positive Glioblastoma
Upcoming Events
Charlotte Brain Tumor Race
Charlotte, NC - Saturday, March 21, 2015
Delaware Brain Tumor Walk
Wilmington, DE - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
San Francisco, CA - Saturday, May 2, 2015
Race for Hope DC
Washington, DC - Sunday, May 3, 2015
Boston Brain Tumor Ride
Waltham, MA - Sunday, May 17, 2015
Team Billy Ride and Walk for Research
Saratoga Springs, NY - Sunday, May 17, 2015
Community Events
4th Annual Michael Cassidy Shamrock 'n' Run
Rutherford, NJ - Saturday, March 14, 2015
Impact Golf Tournament
Ijamsville, MD - Friday, May 1, 2015
Go Gray in May 5k
Bristol, NH - Saturday, May 2, 2015
Event Spotlight
Washington, DC - May 4-5, 2015
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