Honor


Read Our Stories and Share Yours

Often referred to as a monster of a disease, GBM takes so much from those that are affected – patients, families, caregivers, and loved ones. In the face of a glioblastoma diagnosis, families rely on love, hope, and the promise that research is advancing toward a cure. Every patient and family is different, each with their own journey, but all deserve recognition and action to defeat GBM. On Glioblastoma Awareness Day and throughout the year, we ask you to take time to honor these patients, those we’ve lost, and their families.

Share Your Story

Every patient and family is different, each with their own journey, but all deserve recognition and action to defeat GBM. Please consider sharing your story today to help others understand the impact of GBM and raise awareness.

I am living with GBM

Karen Turner has lived nearly eight years with glioblastoma. Still every four months she returns to her doctor for a brain scan, and each appointment brings uncertainty and a rush of feelings not dissimilar to her original diagnosis. “It does not end with the last chemo treatment,” Karen says. “Because GBM is always lurking around the corner.”

I am fueling change in GBM

Faramarz Yousefzadeh’s family was devastated when his wife, Afsaneh, was diagnosed with glioblastoma in January 2011. Yet, he chose to turn his pain into purpose, and use his knowledge and experience in the drug development industry to fight back against the disease that took so much from him.

We are committed to defeating GBM

National Brain Tumor Society’s determination to defeat glioblastoma (GBM) has roots grown from the original founding of our two legacy organizations: The Brain Tumor Society (TBTS) and the National Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF). In the 1980’s, four families – on opposite sides of the country – who founded these organizations were each struggling to come to terms with brain tumor diagnoses.

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