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American Brain Tumor Association Accepting Grant Applications for the 2019 Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

CHICAGO, December 5 – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), the nation’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education and research, has started accepting grant applications for its Medical Student Summer Fellowships. Medical students interested in neuro-oncology research can apply for this $3,000 grant that supports a summer of learning new skills and techniques […]

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A Tumorator’s Tale

Erica Juliano shares her brain tumor journey. Tell us a little about yourself. I live in NYC with my energetic puppy, George.  I love walking my dog and going to the dog park. In the summers, I go to my beach house in Delaware or travel to see friends. Please share a bit of information about […]

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Partner / AbbVie

Finding solutions to the world’s toughest challenges is the mission of AbbVie, a research-based, pharmaceutical company. Curing brain cancer falls into the category of one of the toughest challenges in oncology today, according to the company. AbbVie is a partner with the American Brain Tumor Association as it works to find ways to support the […]

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Positivity Personified

When Billi Ewing was diagnosed with a brain tumor and the doctor was scheduling surgery, the date he returned with shocked her almost as much as the diagnosis. “Oh no,” she said through tears. “Not September 9, that’s my son’s fifth birthday!” Like most women and mothers, Billi automatically thought of how this unexpected news […]

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Helping Kids Kick Cancer

When Adrian Conoboy runs a soccer camp or clinic for kids, they’re not just impressed with his credentials: a native of London, England, he was a full-time soccer coach in New York for the past eight years before being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016. What really impresses the kids is that he is […]

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Fighting for My Ability to Work

Natalie Richardson shares her brain tumor journey. Tell us a little about yourself. I live in Ponchatoula, Louisiana with my husband Shane. I have four sons (ages 20,18,13 and 11) and a 4-year old Yorkie named Vito. I have been a registered nurse for 13 years and was raised in South Louisiana, very close to […]

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Amy’s Walk

Ashlie Thornbury likes scary movies, eating pizzas with fancy toppings, planning Halloween parties and giving love to her two little girls, Zoe and Thea, and husband, Tim.  She has two cats named Rudy and Park Ranger. She’s also a dedicated advocate for the American Brain Tumor Association in honor of her aunt, Amy, who died […]

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Glinda’s Good Witches

Sisters Allie and Andi Share Their Brain Tumor Journey Tell us a little about yourself. Allie: I’m 29 years old and currently live in Manhattan with my husband, Todd, and our cockapoo, Oslo. I graduated from the University of Michigan (go blue!) and I have a dream job as an Entertainment Booking Producer at NBC […]

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Fighting for the Cause

Max Padrid is proud to be a part of the American Brain Tumor Association team. Whether that means training for his first amateur boxing match to raise money for the organization or walking to benefit research to eradicate brain tumors, he’s going to be there doing what he can. “I love my mother and I […]

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Courage Leads to Inspiration

The courage of patients battling brain cancer is what inspired Dr. Andrew Chi to pursue a career finding better treatments for brain tumors. “When I saw patients in the outpatient clinic, I had already decided on a career in laboratory cancer research,” says Chi. “But at that time, I was unsure of whether I would […]

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