January 2020

Registration Now Open for Head to the Hill 2020

Registration for Head to the Hill 2020 is now open! Your participation is critical to our efforts to improve conditions for brain tumor patients and their families.

Last year, over 350 volunteer advocates – patients, survivors, caregivers, family, friends, medical professionals, and researchers – from across the United States joined us at Head to the Hill to tell Congress what our community needs: more research, better treatments, and improved, comprehensive care from the first moment of diagnosis. Join us this year as we urge Congress to change the status quo by passing legislation that helps develop treatments and improves healthcare for brain tumor patients and their families.

Learn more about Head to the Hill 2020.

Head to the Hill Webinar – February 5th

Are you considering joining us for Head to the Hill 2020 but want to know more? Join us 2/5 at 12 PM ET for a webinar to hear directly from brain tumor advocates who have attended in the past – as well as NBTS staff – about the Head to the Hill experience and why we need you with us in DC this year!

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NBTS & CERN Launch the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education

The Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN) Foundation and NBTS recently announced a collaborative effort to raise financial support for ependymoma research and education. Statistically rare, ependymomas occur in both adults and children and, unfortunately, relatively few experts in the area of this brain and spine tumor type exist throughout the world.

Since 2006, CERN has provided support to ependymoma patients and families and has advanced ependymoma research. The new collaboration launches the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education and encourages and enables those wishing to make a gift to support research efforts that continue in the tradition of CERN's strategic focus on translating basic science into clinical practice. Additional funds will support educational and patient outreach efforts, including awareness events and initiatives to increase patient enrollment in ependymoma clinical trials.

Learn more about the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education.


Carolinas Brain Tumor Race

Northwest Brain Tumor Walk

Race for Hope DC

San Diego Brain Tumor Walk

Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Walk

Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Denver Brain Tumor Walk

Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

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Signature Events

2020 Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk at the San Francisco Zoo

It's a new year and people from all over the country are coming together to walk, ride, freeze, and race to raise funds for research. To kick off the 26th Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk, we're headed to a new location: the San Francisco Zoo on 6/14! The event will include a short private walk through the interior of the zoo to our stage and event site, and catered VIP lunch for fundraisers who raise $250+.

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NBTS Programs

Brain Tumor Support Conversations – February 16

Last week, our Brain Tumor Support Conversation had an engaging discussion about the “new normal” after diagnosis. Join us Sunday, 2/16 at 7 PM ET, for our next monthly conversation. Facilitated by volunteers Adam Hayden and Lisa O'Leary, these discussions provide a welcoming space where patients and loved ones can talk about the feelings and emotions that accompany any aspect of the brain tumor experience.

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Community Stories

Register Now for the 5th Annual Connecticut Brain Freeze

We are excited to announce that the Connecticut Brain Freeze is back as a community event for 2020, and registration is now open! Taking place 3/1 in Westbrook, CT, it will include a first-ever Ice Cream Brain Freeze eating challenge. Last year, over 120 registered participants raised more than $40,000 at this event. Join us for another record-breaking year helping to conquer and cure brain tumors – once and for all!

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National Brain Tumor Society Provides Funding for the Development Novel Therapy with Potential to Treat Adult and Pediatric Brain Cancers

NBTS Brain Tumor Clinical Trials Report: Q4 2019 (Including Year-End Update on Phase III Trials)

What the Brain Tumor Community Was Reading in 2019

From the CEO's Desk: A New Year’s Message

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