October 2018

National Brain Tumor Society Announces Latest Oligo Research Progress

Five years ago, the National Brain Tumor Society launched the Oligodendroglioma Community Research Fund as a response to requests from the passionate, dedicated Oligo and low-grade brain tumor patient community. This group highlighted the need for increased understanding and treatment development for rare and underserved tumors such as Oligodendroglioma.

Now, as a result of generous contributions from the Dabbiere and Greene families who helped grow the fund through the years, as well as the critical support of many other donors and fundraising teams, NBTS has produced this latest Oligo progress report. The report provides updates on a number of groundbreaking, exciting research projects funded by the Oligodendroglioma Community Research Fund.

New Webinar: What Brain Tumor Patients Should Know About Radiation Therapy

Join us for a live webinar on 10/25 at 12pm ET with radiation oncologist Erik Sulman, MD, PhD. You'll learn the different types of radiation currently available for brain tumor patients and the latest advancements in radiation treatments.

Register now.

Development News

On Your Mark, Get Set…

Go! We’re just over three weeks away from the 48th running of the TCS New York City Marathon. Join us in cheering on six members of the NBTS Gray Nation Endurance program as they conquer all 26.2 miles. Together, they've raised $42,000 to support the National Brain Tumor Society's research, advocacy and awareness efforts.

National Brain Tumor Society launched the Gray Nation Endurance program to partner with individuals looking to raise money by participating in an endurance event. Endurance challenges like Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, IronMan, various half and full marathons, and ultramarathons are a great way to have fun, challenge yourself, and give back to a cause you care about, all at the same time.


Boston Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, OCT 21, 2018

Los Angeles Brain Freeze
SAT, NOV 3, 2018

Florida Brain Tumor Walk & 5K Race
SAT, NOV 3, 2018

Richmond Brain Tumor Brewhaha 5K Run and Walk
SAT, NOV 3, 2018

Ft. Worth Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, NOV 3, 2018

Find or start an event >>

Events & The Field

8,000 Attend the 13th Annual Race For Hope

Despite the rain, the Greater Philadelphia brain tumor community came together to take part in the 2018 Race for Hope Philadelphia. Urged on by a number inspiring speakers and sponsors, participants in this moving and memorable day came together to raise more than $900,000 to advance research, public policy, and treatments to cure brain tumors!

View scenes from the event.

NBTS Programs

Congress Passes New Increases for Medical Research Funding

Your voice matters. Advocacy efforts of the brain tumor community recently helped lead to a new federal budget that raises the level of investment in medical research funding. Congress passed a bipartisan spending bill for Fiscal Year 2019 (which began on October 1) that includes budget increases to a number of programs that are priorities for the brain tumor community.

Learn more.

Community Stories

The First-Ever Dura Mater Climbs to Success

Started by Sacha and David Albertson, this new Community Event brought together 27 riders in September in Denver, Colorado. Inspired by David’s father, Scott, who is living with a glioblastoma, the event raised more than $25,000 and incredible awareness throughout the cycling community.

Read Nice Bike's Race Recap.


[Guest Blog] Endure4aCure: Brain Surgeon Becomes an "Ironman" to Support Patients

NBTS Brain Tumor Clinical Trials Report: Q3 2018

[Guest Blog] How to Talk to Your Kids About Cancer

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