June 2018

The STAR Act is Now Law

After three years of work with our allies in the space, and with your direct help, the Childhood Cancer STAR Act was signed into LAW. The bipartisan bill fulfills the promise to advance pediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance, as well as providing enhanced resources for survivors and those impacted by kids’ cancers.

This is a revolutionary step, but we need to ensure this law, and other medical research in 2019, continues to receive funding. Here’s how to take action.

Pallative Care

Palliative care maximizes quality (as well as quantity) of life for the patient and those who care for them—not just at the end of life but throughout the course of disease.

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Advancement News

Lauren Hall Joins NBTS as New Chief Development Officer

At National Brain Tumor Society, we are aggressively seeking new research and treatments for brain tumors. To do that, we need a development strategy that will raise the necessary funds to move the needle further toward a world without brain tumors. In order to do that, we need a strong leader with proven experience in developing relationships with major donors, corporations and foundations who can support our cause. We are pleased to introduce you to Lauren Hall, our new Chief Development Officer.

Lauren Hall is a senior development professional with nearly two decades of experience at some of the world’s leading institutions, such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She previously served as Assistant Vice President of Development at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she directed fundraising for the neurosciences and played a key role in launching the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases.

Welcome, Lauren!


Heaston Invitational Water Polo Tournament
SAT, JUL 7, 2018

2018 Madison Brain Tumor 5k
SAT, JUL 7, 2018

Evan Winograd - IronMan - Gray Nation
SUN, JUL 22, 2018

Ales for Ashley
SUN, JUL 22, 2018

Bob Burns Memorial 5K
SUN, JUL 29, 2018

Northwest Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, AUG 5, 2018

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Events & The Field

No event near you? Start Your Own!

You have weathered the diagnosis of you or your loved one. Whether you’re experiencing the challenges of treatment, celebrating the life of someone, or just wanting to connect with more members of our community, you have the desire to do more. One issue: there doesn’t seem be an event near you. We have this resource to help change that.

NBTS Programs

NBTS Brain Tumor Clinical Trials Report: Q2 2018

What is the latest word on brain tumor clinical trials? Where do you find the latest trials? Read our new report on brain tumor clinical trials here.

Community Stories

Marathon for a Mission - Gray Nation Endurance is Launched

Nitesh V Patel, MD is a Neurosurgical resident in the Department of Neurosurgery at Rutgers University. On November 4th, 2018 he’ll be running in the TCS New York City Marathon to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society, as one of the first participants in the new NBTS Gray Nation Endurance program. Learn More.


Brain Tumor Facts & Figures, June 2018: Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

Potential Brain Tumor Treatments Entering the Pivotal Phase of Evaluation - June 2018

Public Policy and Advocacy Updates From May 2018

Brain Tumor Research Highlights: May 2018

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