Transforming Tomorrow, Today
News & Updates from the National Brain Tumor Society
September 2015
Going Gold for Grey: NBTS and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, September is observed as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. But, "awareness" is only one part of the equation. At the National Brain Tumor Society, we believe we should provide resources AND calls to action. As such, we've helped craft the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, which will help fund and expand pediatric cancer research to improve survival and quality of life, and we need your help to get Congress to support it.

Additionally, we have partnered with the V Foundation to fund brain tumor research. By joining forces, we’re redoubling our efforts to find new treatments and an eventual cure to pediatric brain tumors, which are the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in children under 14.

National Brain Tumor Society has committed one-third of all its fundraising to pediatric initiatives. But we can’t do it without you. Please consider giving a gift today.

From the Blog
September 1, 2015
The Time is Right for Pediatric Brain Tumor Advances

Pediatric brain tumors continue to take a heartbreaking toll on far too many kids and their families each year. With no cure, and not even a standard of care for many pediatric brain tumor types, the current outlook for those diagnosed with this disease is simply unacceptable. Now is the time to act. Read More

August 25, 2015
Brain Tumor Groups Come Together for New Imaging Effort

The new Brain Tumor Imaging Protocol represents the power of patient advocacy, as well as collaboration. Led by NBTS, a Coalition of nonprofit groups was able to bring the entire brain tumor field together to achieve a new process that could help improve the speed and volume of future brain tumor drug approvals. Read More

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Research in the News
Targeted Therapy Shows Effectiveness Against a Subtype of the Brain Tumor Medulloblastoma

Research: Channeling Brain Cancer

Complete Resection of High-grade Brain Cancer Yields Better Survival in Children -- Especially Girls

Study Reveals Effects of Chemoradiation in Brains of Glioblastoma Patients

MD Anderson study reveals new insight into tumor progression

Upcoming Events
Silicon Valley Brain Tumor Walk
Los Gatos, CA - Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
The National Grey Gala
Boston, MA - Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
2015 Annual Summit
Boston, MA - Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
Boston Brain Tumor Walk
Boston, MA - Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
Race for Hope Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA - Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
Community Events
Ken’s Crusaders for a Cure
Twin Lakes Park - Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Event Spotlight
Wantagh, NY - Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
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