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October 2009
NBTS Announces 2009 Research Grants Awards for Breakthrough Science
NBTS was pleased to announce the recipients of our Standard, Advanced, and Innovation grants at our recent 2009 Annual Meeting. Over $3.5 million dollars were awarded to exciting projects that promise to push brain tumor science into the clinic. Projects were vetted through NBTS's rigorous scientific review process scientific peer review in one of the most impressive and competitive RFA's in the organization's collective history.

Read more about NBTS's 2009 research grant recipients.
Patients, Family & Friends
NBTS at the 2009 Society of Neuro-Oncology Meeting
NBTS just returned from the joint meeting of SNO and the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors. Our Patient Services team was there participating in a pre-meeting panel and also presenting information about the findings from our national survey about patients and caregivers needs during the poster session. 
Find a Support Group Near You!
Support groups play an important role in helping patients and families adjust to life after a brain tumor diagnosis. NBTS maintains a comprehensive list of support groups across the United States and Canada. Search our online database and find a support group near you.

If you are unable to find a support group in your area, check out our Peer Support Network for patients, survivors, and caregivers available through email and over the phone.
Thanks to Fall Event Participants and Supporters
Four NBTS Brain Tumor Walks and the Have A Chance Walk   recently broke records this Fall. NBTS offersour deepest thanks to all involved. Our last two upcoming fall events (see the sidebar for dates and details) promise to continue the momentum. Please join us to unite to fight brain tumors.

Check out these creative ways people are uniting to fight brain tumors:
  • Quinnipiac Sorority Semi-Formal, November 6
    Each year this sorority chooses a benefit organization as part of their semi-formal and this year they chose NBTS.  More
  • Victorian Tea Party, December 13  More
Start your own fundraiser today!  Learn More
Ways to Help
How to Help
Your contributions help us to advance the most promising research for improved treatments and a cure, and provide critical information, support, and services to patients and families coping with a brain tumor diagnosis.
Please consider supporting NBTS and the brain tumor community: However you choose to support NBTS, thank you. Together we are making a difference!

News and Events
NBTS Fall Events:
Register, donate, or volunteer today!
Join us in the fight against brain tumors.

Philadelphia, PA - Nov. 1
Race for Hope  More
Dallas-Ft. Worth - Nov. 7
Brain Tumor Walk  More

Check out recent Fall events.

Join an NBTS event
NBTS Online Caregiver Workshop Webinar Series
Are you interested in connecting with other caregivers and participating in an online educational series?  Email for more information
Find a Treatment Center and Learn What It Offers
The NBTS database allows you to find a treatment center that best suits your medical needs. Search by zip code, state, or by the name of the treatment center.  More

CLRC Teleconference & Webinar Series
The Cancer Legal Resource Center offers a series on "Cancer and the Law", "Navigating Managed Care", and other topics.  More
Research in the News:
Researchers Report Benefits of New Standard Treatment Study for Rare Pediatric Brain Cancer    More
Social Isolation Worsens Cancer, Mouse Study Suggests  More
New Approach for the Treatment of Malignant Brain Tumors  More
National Brain Tumor Society is a nonprofit organization inspiring hope and providing leadership within the brain tumor community. We exist to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by brain tumors. We fund strategic research, deliver support services, and promote collaboration.
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