May 2018

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

We have only a week to go before Brain Tumor Awareness Month comes to an end, but it is one of the most noteworthy months for advocacy we have had in some time. First, the Head to the Hill event was a tremendous success, only to be followed up the next week by the first-of-its-kind congressional briefing on glioblastoma. The momentum has culminated in the House passing the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, which is now on its way to being signed into law by President Trump.

All of this is possible because of your support. Without your voice, Congress wouldn’t have moved to fund brain tumor research. There is still a lot of work to do, and we can do it together. Share your voices and experience with #BTVOICE, sign up for one of our events, and become and advocate. Together, we can make the changes that will bring tomorrow’s treatments closer to today.

Care Partner Resources

A care partner is anybody who provides unpaid help, or arranges for help, to a relative or friend because they have an illness or disability. Help can be physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, or logistical.

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Advancement News

Your Funding Moves Progress

None of what we have reported on today is possible without you. Funds donated to the National Brain Tumor Society help us to drive impact and progress that directly affect the brain tumor community in areas of research, advocacy and public policy, and education nationwide. Learn more.


Denver Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, JUN 2, 2018

Twin Cities Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, JUN 9, 2018

New York City Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, JUN 23, 2018

Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, JUN 24, 2018

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Events & The Field

Race for Hope DC’s Huge Success

Thousands of people came out to Washington, D.C. on May 6 to race and walk to end brain tumors as we know them. With 350 brain tumor survivors leading the race, the event raised over $1,777,344 and counting! We were so honored to host this event with our friends at Accelerated Brain Cancer Cure.

NBTS Programs

Can We Starve GBM Cells?

The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative just had their annual retreat where, based on their discoveries, planned out their work for the next two years. Watch the Video.

Community Stories

NASCAR’s Matt Tifft: Brain Tumor Advocate

We mentioned Head to the Hill earlier, but among the brain tumor survivors in attendance was NASCAR star on the rise, Matt Tifft. At 21, the young man has not only become a driver to watch, but an outspoken advocate for brain tumor research. Here’s a link to his interview about his experiences over on ESPN.


Glossary Blog: Brain Tumor vs. Brain Cancer

Report: 2018 Defeat GBM Retreat - Priorities for the Future

Advice Column: Exploring Novel Brain Tumor Treatments

First-of-its-kind briefing for congress on glioblastoma

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