News & Updates from the National Brain Tumor Society
February 2016
How Your Stories Inspire Research

Your contributions fund researchers. Researchers provide findings that inform the future treatments that can lead to the managing of our disease and its eventual cure.

When holding the hand of a brain tumor patient going through chemo or getting their second MRI of the year, sometimes you may wonder if researchers behind the scenes really understand that there are people desperately waiting for the latest discovery?

Researchers like Anders Persson, PhD, whose lab works on the study of gliomas, most assuredly do understand. Watch Dr. Persson explain how his work with the National Brain Tumor Society provided him the opportunity to interact with the community and put a face to the tumors he is studying, and how that personal connection is a motivator.

And where did Dr. Persson’s opportunity to talk to patients and their caregivers take place?

The Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk.

Your stories have impact, and your contributions have never been more important.

From the Blog
January 30, 2016
A Roadmap for a Successful 2016: Focus. Community. Leadership.

Just like the President of the United States, governors and mayors across country who take every January to deliver State of the Union/State/City addresses, I didn’t want to let this month slip by without letting all of you our valued community know how NBTS plans to make the most of the trust, time, and support you give to us. Read More

January 28, 2016
The Neuro-Oncology Field Weighs-in: Predictions & Hopes for Brain Tumor Research Advances in 2016

In 2015 we saw a major swing toward positive momentum in the fight against brain tumors, and we’re carrying it into 2016. Last year we experienced the first new treatment for newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients approved to enter the market in nearly a decade, as well as the biggest single-year increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health in 12 years and other important advancements. Read More

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Research in the News
Clinical outcome assessments in neuro-oncology: a regulatory perspective

Maintenance Therapy With Tumor-Treating Fields Plus Temozolomide vs Temozolomide Alone for GlioblastomaA Randomized Clinical Trial

Divergent clonal selection dominates medulloblastoma at recurrence

Lipid and metabolite profiles of human brain tumors by desorption electrospray ionization

Does Valproic Acid or Levetiracetam Improve Survival in Glioblastoma?
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