Transforming Tomorrow, Today
News & Updates from the National Brain Tumor Society
August 2015
Advocacy in August

Earlier this year, hundreds of brain tumor advocates headed to Capitol Hill to give voice to the brain tumor community’s needs for better research, access to treatments, and funding for the National Institutes of Health. From the 21st Century Cures Act to maintain funding for pediatric brain tumor research, we have really made important strides for brain tumor patients and their families. Congress is listening, now they need to hear you.

While Congress is in recess, your elected officials are back in their home states. It’s the perfect time for you to reach out, schedule a meeting, and use your voice for change. Here’s the 2015 August Recess toolkit we created to help you learn the issues, engage your members of Congress, and use your story to benefit the lives of the entire community.

It’s yOUR Fight!

From the Blog
August 4, 2015
What does metabolism have to do with tumors? Defeat GBM-funded study offers new clues

Tumors can use two common nutrients in the body to block the efforts of current targeted therapies designed to treat glioblastoma (GBM) patients, according to a new study funded in part through the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative. This finding could be used to help develop more effective treatment approaches for GBM patients moving forward. Read More

July 15, 2015
Leadership Updates At NBTS

A message from David Arons, Interim CEO of National Brain Tumor Society. Read More

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Research in the News
NBTS Update on the Oligodendroglioma Research Fund

Precision Medicine Initiative: Proposed Privacy and Trust Principles

How You Fund Research: Donor Impact Reports

Targeted Therapy Stalls or Shrinks Tumors in Some Medulloblastoma Patients

Improved Survival in Adult Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors

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Long Island Brain Tumor Walk
Wantagh, NY - Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
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