November 2018

NBTS Featured at This Week's Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting

This week, during the 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, NBTS-funded research, programs, and initiatives will be featured throughout conference sessions. The the annual meeting, which is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the largest and preeminent scientific conference dedicated specifically to brain tumors.

The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), the multidisciplinary organization responsible for the event, each year invites clinicians, basic scientists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals whose focus is central nervous system tumors in children and adults. This year NBTS Chief Executive Officer, David Arons, will receive SNO's inaugural "Neuro-Oncology Community Service Award" during Saturday's Plenary session.

Kirk Tanner, Ph.D. Appointed Chief Scientific Officer

Kirk is an oncology research leader with two decades of experience in discovery and development projects and programs resulting in multiple clinical candidate therapies and investigational new drugs. As CSO, he will lead the NBTS research program catalyze treatment development programs.

Learn more.

Development News

Patients and Care Partners at the Heart of our End of Year Appeal

Approximately 70,000 people and their loved ones, unfortunately, joined the brain tumor community this year. They, like many others diagnosed with a brain tumor, were thrown into a world of uncertainty and life-threatening prognoses.

Doctors, researchers, friends, and family all rally around the patients and care partners – putting them first in their hearts and minds. And with your support, NBTS can offer exciting new hope for improved treatments and a better quality of life for all those impacted by brain tumors.

We hope you will consider giving to the NBTS End of Year Appeal again this year. Your past gifts have helped our brain tumor researchers make groundbreaking discoveries that could lead to new treatments and advocacy efforts that have directly channeled increased funding to brain tumor research for children and adults.


Join NBTS for a FACEBOOK LIVE event on 11/27 to celebrate the progress in 2018 that were made possible by YOU. This "telethon-style" event will serve as a rallying cry on #GivingTuesday!

No Shave November

Bourbon & BBQ: Michael Shultz Pub Night Fundraiser
SAT, NOV 18, 2018

Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, DEC 8, 2018

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Events & The Field

1,100 Attend the First RVA Brewhaha

The inaugural RVA Brain Tumor Brewhaha couldn't have been more of an inspiring success, bringing 1,100 people out to Scott's Addition, Richmond's most bustling neighborhood. With over 40 teams, over $211k was raised to advance research, public policy, and treatments to cure brain tumors!

View scenes from the event.

NBTS Programs

Advocacy Efforts Lead to NCI Funding for Two New Research Projects

Eliminate Cancer Initiative, National Brain Tumor Society, and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation applaud National Cancer Institute funding for new "Multi-Omic" research projects launched to confront the complexity of glioblastoma and pediatric brain tumor treatment development.

Learn more about both projects.

Community Stories

Gray Nation Team Crushes the NYC Marathon

Raising more than $74k for NBTS, the NBTS Gray Nation Team shined brighter than the big city lights of NYC on 11/4. Jennifer Swenson's race and tribute to her daughter's memory were covered nationally in Runners World, Today, and CNN, creating inspiration and awareness.

Learn how YOU can join the NBTS Gray Nation.


[Webinar] What Brain Tumor Patients Should Know about Radiation Therapy

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

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

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