Advocate For Change

Advocate for policy

Fighting for more resources and new public policies to improve quality of life for all those affected

Ensuring better patient access to essential health care is critical to the needs of our community. Working alongside regulators and policymakers, we believe education is key to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors, and essential for change.

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TAKE ACTION NOW

Let your voice be heard – join us and take action on critical issues affecting the brain tumor community today.

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Head to the Hill 2015

On May 4 – 5, 2015, more than 200 advocates from 38 states brought their voices to Congress for Head to the Hill 2015

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From the Blog

  • August 4, 2015

    What does metabolism have to do with tumors? Defeat GBM-funded study offers new clues

    Tumors can use two common nutrients in the body to block the efforts of current targeted therapies designed to treat glioblastoma (GBM) patients, according to a new study funded in part through the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative. This finding could be used to help develop more effective treatment approaches for GBM patients moving forward. Launched […]

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  • July 24, 2015

    Update on the Oligodendroglioma Research Fund

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    In 2011, the National Brain Tumor Society launched our Community Research Fund (CRF) model. The goal of the model was to allow groups of donors with a common interest to pool their funding together and fund research in an area that wa

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  • July 23, 2015

    Precision Medicine Conference Highlights

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    Precision medicine, also referred to as personalized or individualized medicine, is defined on Wikipedia as “a medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare—with medical decisions, practices, and/or pro

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