January 2018


2018 Making the way forward

It’s a new year and we’re hitting the ground running here at NBTS. Sign up for our new events posted for the spring and summer, and Save the Date for our annual Head to the Hill advocacy day in Washington DC on May 7th and 8th. Our advocacy experts are crafting new calls to action, and our scientific programs are continuing their work that are aimed at accelerating the timeframe to get new drugs to clinical trials, and, ultimately, patients. And our signature, elegant National Gray Gala event is on March 23rd this year - please consider attending. We are grateful for your ongoing support as we continue our mission.

This issue of NBTS Connections is all about what’s coming up in the near future!


Getting Revenge on Cancer

David was interviewed on the Eliances radio about the necessity of financial transparency, brain tumor research, and “getting revenge on cancer.”

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Advancement News

The 2018 Gray Gala

The Gray Gala is the National Brain Tumor Society’s premier gala event of 2018, and will serve as an important time to celebrate all the significant, meaningful progress being made in the brain tumor field. This elegant evening, held on March 23rd at the Seaport Hotel on the Boston waterfront will help us raise needed funds and awareness so we can get to better treatments and a cure. RSVP today.


Connecticut Brain Freeze
SUN, MAR 4, 2018

Charlotte Brain Tumor Race
SAT, MAR 24, 2018

Delaware Brain Tumor Walk & 5K Run
SAT, APR 21, 2018

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Events & The Field

Spring’s Fundraising events listed for 2018!

It’s a new year and people from all over the country are coming together to walk, ride, plunge, and race to raise funds for research! Join us at one of our signature events - or create your own community event in your neighborhood, town, or city. It’s a great way to meet other patients and caregivers, share your experiences, and work together to find new treatments and a cure.

Here is our current list for 2018 events, with more to be added!

NBTS Programs

Researchers Predictions for 2018

Last year, progress continued to build in the fight against brain tumors. Two products were given FDA approval for use in the treatment of brain tumors, the first such approvals since the Optune device was approved for use in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients in 2015. We asked some top researchers where they anticipated research would go in the new year.

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Community Stories

No Room For Doubt

When Bill began seeing specks in his vision, he consulted his doctor. After an MRI, the diagnosis came back: glioblastoma. But he and his wife Allison were not allowing themselves to despair. Learn how their quest for the right care for him and his will to live have led to them celebrating nearly 17 years of life since his diagnosis.

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Deepak PhD, Brain Tumor Researcher and Active Committee Member

A Pioneer’s Story: Years of Discoveries and Commitment to Brain Tumor Patients

What the Brain Tumor Community Was Reading in 2017

How disease-specific clinical trial finders can address gaps in study participation

Targeting Brain Cancer

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