February 2019

New Meningioma Research Fund to Accelerate Treatments for Most Common Brain Tumor Type

Announced earlier this week, the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) and the Brain Science Foundation (BSF) have partnered to establish the Meningioma Research Fund. In support of our shared mission to conquer and cure brain tumors, the goal is to raise and grant new funds specifically for meningioma brain tumor research that will accelerate treatments.

Meningioma, the most common primary brain tumor, accounts for 37 percent of all brain tumor diagnoses and approximately 30,000 new cases every year in the United States.

Read the full Meningioma Research Fund news release.

What's New in Brain Tumor Progress

NBTS recently detailed a new study published in Nature Medicine and funded in part by the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative which found that a simple change in timing for administering checkpoint inhibitors could improve immunotherapy's potential to successfully treat recurrent glioblastoma patients.

Read more | More Brain Tumor Progress.

Register Now for Head to the Hill
May 5-7, 2019 • Washington, DC

Event Details | The Experience | Travel & Accommodations | FAQs

This two-day event has become a powerful vehicle to ensure the voice of the brain tumor community is being heard on Capitol Hill. Your participation will help Congress better understand the critical and urgent needs of this community and the policies that are vital to ensuring availability of treatments, increased scientific research, and the discovery of a cure.

At Head to the Hill, you will:

  • Learn about key public policy issues facing the brain tumor community
  • Speak with congressional leaders to raise awareness of the issues, needs, and priorities of the brain tumor community
  • Meet other brain tumor advocates from across the United States
  • Make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of Americans living with a brain tumor

Head to the Hill Webinar:
What Should You Know Before Head to the Hill?

Presented by the NBTS Public Policy and Advocacy team, hear from advocates, brain tumor patients, and care partners as they detail their experiences attending previous Head to the Hill events and learn how your story can make a difference for the brain tumor community.

Watch the Head to the Hill Webinar.


Connecticut Brain Freeze
SUN, MAR 3, 2019

Shamrock 'N' Run 5k
SAT, MAR 16, 2019

Charlotte Brain Tumor Race
SAT, MAR 23, 2019

Brain Freeze

SAT, APR 6, 2019

Rhode Island Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, APR 14, 2019

Race for Hope – DC
SUN, MAY 5, 2019

Northwest Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, MAY 5, 2019

San Diego Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, MAY 11, 2019

Central NJ Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, MAY 11, 2019

2nd Annual Joggin' 4 the Noggin 5k Run/Walk
SAT, MAY 18, 2019

Boston Brain Tumor Ride
SUN, MAY 19, 2019

Denver Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, JUN 1, 2019

New York City Brain
Tumor Walk

SUN, JUN 9, 2019

Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, JUN 23, 2019

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Events & The Field

NBTS Celebrates 25 Years Coast to Coast

Over the last 24 years the Boston Brain Tumor Ride and Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk have raised over $25 million combined for brain tumor research. This year, join us in Boston on Sunday, 5/19 or in San Francisco on Sunday, 6/23 as both events celebrate 25 years in leading the fight against brain tumors.

Watch the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk's 25th Anniversary video.

NBTS Programs

Public Workshop: Product Development for Central Nervous System (CNS) Metastases

On Friday, 3/22, NBTS and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will sponsor a workshop focusing on Central Nervous System (CNS) Metastases in Silver Spring, MD. This workshop will bring together key stakeholders to evaluate unmet patient needs and how to advance development of treatments and clinical trials.

Learn more & Register.

Community Stories

Team Billy Ride & Walk for Research Kicks Off its 15th Year

Inspired by their son, the Grey family created Team Billy to promote awareness and support to find a cure for brain tumors. Since 2004, a bike ride and walk was established in Saratoga Springs, NY to involve the community where Billy Grey lived. Join us on Sunday, 5/19, with three bike ride distances of 50-, 25-, and 10- miles.

Learn more about Team Billy.


National Brain Tumor Society Invests in GBM AGILE, the World's First Global Adaptive Trial for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer

Sarah Durham Named Chair of the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors

2019 Crystal Ball: Predictions & Hopes for Advances in Brain Tumor Research and Treatments in the New Year

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