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July 23, 2014
Guest Blog: Fighting for Change
Guest blogger Lisa Peabody is a volunteer advocate with the National Brain Tumor Society. Recently, she joined National Brain Tumor Society staff participating in the annual Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Day. I get on the Metro headed to the Capital Hill stop. I’m wearing my ‘walking’ shoes even though I’m dressed conservatively and professional. [...]Read more |
July 10, 2014
A “Full Force” Effort to Defeat GBM
The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is the National Brain Tumor Society’s largest and boldest strategic research initiative to date*. The initiative aims to significantly improve the survival rate of patients who are battling glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Through robust collaborations comprised of leading GBM researchers, multiple and synergistic projects are driven by investigator teams with proven [...]Read more |
July 10, 2014
#BTSM Chat: Patients and Caregivers Discuss What They’d Like to See Addressed in New Treatments
The first Sunday of each month brain tumor survivors, patients, family, and caregivers use Twitter to share experiences, ideas, and information. The Brain Tumor Social Media chat (#btsm) was started a little over a year ago by Liz Salmi. The chats are moderated by Liz and Catherine Blotner and is promoted as a “patient-run Twitter [...]Read more |