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The American Brain Tumor Association Awards Research Grants to Support Early Career Investigators and High-Impact, Collaborative Brain Tumor Research

CHICAGO, July 17, 2018 – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), the nation’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education and research, announced today the funding of 19 new research grants at 14 different institutions. The ABTA’s Research Program supports both established and new scientists in discovering more about the causes, effects, diagnosis and […]

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Bats for Brains

Bats for Brains Saturday, July 28 Elizabeth Conkey Woods – Crestwood, IL Story written by Zach Szykowny Bats for Brains is an annual wiffle ball tournament held in the south suburbs of Chicago. I was inspired by my younger brother Max, who at 14 was diagnosed with a brain tumor. We had initially received a terrible prognosis, […]

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“There for me when I need to talk, cry, laugh and live.”

Megan Staebell sought support through CommYOUnity™ Connect in 2016 after her father, Mark, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma. She shared some of her experiences as a caregiver and what it was like to receive peer support. Tell us a little about the beginning of your brain tumor journey. “My dad has always been my real […]

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Keeping My Uncle’s Name Alive

The Victor Lagomarsino III Memorial Golf Tournament by Michael DiNanno “My uncle, Victor Lagomarsino III, was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma in February of 2014. I vividly remember the phone conversation with him when he was headed to Johns Hopkins in Maryland for a second opinion. It all happened so quickly. In March, he decided […]

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Accept the Diagnosis. Defy the Prognosis.

13th Annual Sharing Hope Walk Saturday, June 2, 2018 UConn Alumni Center – Storrs, CT Story written by Jodi Kaplan Life changes every day, but who could imagine the life change that our family encountered on February 1, 2006. That was the day that Steve underwent neurosurgery and was diagnosed with glioblastoma…just a word at […]

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