Avastin Approval for Expanded Use Under Review On March 31, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee will discuss Genentech's supplemental Biologics License Application for Avastin« for people with previously treated glioblastoma. Genentech applied under the FDA's accelerated approval program that allows provisional approval of medicines for cancer or other life-threatening diseases based on preliminary evidence likely to predict clinical benefit. The FDA is expected to make a decision by May 5, 2009. Attention Reseachers The deadline to submit Letters of Intent for the 2009 NBTS Research Grants is April 30, 2009. More
New Neurosurgery Laser Allows Greater Precision and Efficiency for Removal of Complex Tumors More information
MR Spectroscopy May Help Avoid Invasive Procedures and Treatments for Recurrent Brain Lesions More information
Patients, Family & Friends
NBTS Presents to the American Psychosocial Oncology Society Last month NBTS was pleased to present findings from our national survey at the 6th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Our presentation, "Coping with a Loved One’s Brain Tumor Diagnosis: Challenges and Unmet Psychosocial Needs," was given to the diverse gathering of professionals by NBTS’s Jenette Spezeski, MPH. More
Join Us This Spring The need has never been greater to raise vital funds for research and support the unique needs of the brain tumor community. Register, donate, or volunteer today!
San Francisco, CA on May 2: 15th Annual Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk More
Washington, DC on May 3: 12th Annual Race for Hope - DC (Presented by Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers, to benefit NBTS and ABC2) More Check out video of Hockey for Hope supporting the Race.
Waltham, MA on May 31: 15th Annual Ride for Research outside Boston More
Denver, CO on June 6: 7th Annual Denver Brain Tumor Walk More
Ways to Help
How to Help Join us in the fight against brain tumors! There are many ways to support the critical work of the National Brain Tumor Society, and your contributions make a real difference. Your gifts help us advance promising research for improved treatments and a cure, and provide much-needed information, support, and services to patients and families coping with a brain tumor diagnosis. Donate or Learn More
News and Events
NBTS Regional Brain Tumor Conferences Join us free of charge in: New York City on April 17, in partnership with The Brain Tumor Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. More information Houston, TX on May 15-17, in partnership with University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. More information
Caregiver Workshops Join NBTS in Long Branch, NJ on March 21, Tampa, FL on March 28, Columbus, OH on April 4, Chicago on April 18, or other upcoming locations. More information
Great Work Thank you to our many friends who so generously raise funds and awareness for NBTS across the country: SSBTR, Chef Night, and MFL Ski Day. More information Spring Dance Inspiration San Francisco, March 21-22, professional and amateur dancers will be performing to raise awareness of brain tumors and funds for the National Brain Tumor Society. More information
Team Billy Ride & Walk for Research Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Billy Grey Ride for Research, Sunday, May 17th in Saratoga Springs, NY. More information
Ependymoma Outcomes (EO) Project CERN survey for adults with ependymoma diagnosis. More information
CancerCare Telephone Education Workshops Managing the Stress of Survivorship, April 14, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST. More information
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.