JULY 2017


Defeat GBM By the Numbers

Since the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative formed in 2013, it has initiated an aggressive research agenda, made up of four core teams focusing on:

  • Target Discovery
  • Drug Development
  • Biomarker Development
  • Clinical Trials

But how much progress has been made? Check out this new infographic that breaks down the successes of this initiative by the numbers.

June 2017


National Brain Tumor Society Statement on Senator John McCain’s Brain Cancer Diagnosis

National Brain Tumor Society Chief Executive Officer, David F. Arons, JD, this evening released this statement following news of Senator John McCain’s diagnosis with a glioblastoma brain tumor.

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Advancement News

Advancing Research: Industry Joins Research Roundtable

Earlier this month, we held our research roundtable with representatives from the FDA, research labs, clinicians, and industry leaders. The lively discussion hopes to advance research and has shown an increasing drive of industry partners to focus on the needs of the patients.


4th Annual Bob Burns 5K
SUN, JUL 30, 2017

Portland Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, AUG 6, 2017

Shelby “Brewerfest” and Wine Tasting
FRI, AUG 11, 2017

Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, SEP 9, 2017

Orange County Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, SEP 16, 2017

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Events & The Field

Start Your Own Event

Whether you are celebrating a survivor, paying tribute to a family member or friend who battled a brain tumor, or you just want to get everyone together for a fun time, all Community Fundraising efforts have a significant impact in supporting the National Brain Tumor Society’s research, advocacy and awareness efforts.

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NBTS Programs

Defeat GBM Progress Report Available

In addition to the By The Numbers Infographic, NBTS has released the full progress report on Defeat GBM, which you can download here.

Community Stories

What advice would you give to the recently diagnosed or their loved ones?

Over the past week, our own Katie-Rose Crater and Steven LaFond have been taking to social media two ask the brain tumor community some questions related to their experiences as patients and caregivers. If you’re not on social media, but would like to participate, you can email us.


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