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American Brain Tumor Association Launches 2018 Request for Grant Applications to Continue Driving Advances in the Brain Tumor Field

CHICAGO, IL, October 17 – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), the nation’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education and research, is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for three research funding opportunities. The ABTA’s grants and fellowships support novel and high-impact projects focused on brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. The ABTA will […]

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“The Stars Have Aligned”

Before September, 2014, Toral Patel was on the fast track: she had an MBA and was going for a CPA. Corporate life was in her future. But then she started noticing a sensitivity to light and found night driving difficult. An MRI, surgery and a pathology report revealed a very large stage 3 malignant oligodendroglioma […]

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The 2018 AARN Meeting

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Alumni Research Network (AARN), a group of current and former ABTA grantees, held their annual meeting in Chicago September 5th – 7th.  The meeting is held each year for members to meet, network, share experiences and resources, and learn from leaders in the field of brain tumor research. The […]

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American Brain Tumor Association Names Nicole Willmarth, PhD as New Chief Mission Officer

Chicago, August 31, 2018 – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), the nation’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education and research, announced today the appointment of Nicole Willmarth, PhD as its Chief Mission Officer. In her new role, Dr. Willmarth will be responsible for integrating and strategically aligning all components of the ABTA’s mission, […]

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A Unique Perspective

Getting to Know Billi Ewing & Her Experience at the 2018 National Patient & Family Conference What type of brain tumor were you diagnosed with and when? I was diagnosed with a benign atypical meningioma, grade 2, on August 28, 2014 and my surgery was on September 9, 2014. How has your life changed as […]

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Researchers Recognized for Population Studies on Brain Tumors

The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium, an international group of researchers focused on the causes and consequences of brain tumors, has acknowledged two early-career researchers for excellence in population-based studies of brain tumors. Quinn Ostrom, PhD and Jeremy Schraw, PhD, both postdoctoral associates at Baylor College of Medicine, were presented with the BTEC Junior Investigator Awards and […]

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Chippin’ Away at Brain Cancer

On September 28th, at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, IL, family, friends and community supporters will gather again to honor the life of Ryan J. Hanrahan, and all those affected by brain tumors, at the 3rd Annual Grabowski Scramble. Ryan was diagnosed with an inoperable astrocytoma in July 2015.  This type of tumor, while considered rare (< 200,000 U.S. cases […]

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American Brain Tumor Association’s Statement on the Passing of Senator McCain and the Disease that Took His Life

Chicago, August 28, 2018 – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is saddened to learn about the passing of war hero and United States Senator John McCain. Senator McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in July of 2017 and fought this devastating disease for a little over a year before succumbing to it this past Saturday, […]

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Treating a Glioblastoma

While giving a patient a diagnosis of glioblastoma – the most aggressive of brain tumors – is difficult, Dr. Milan Chheda remains hopeful that research leading to a better understanding of this deadly and complex cancer is slowly improving chances of survival. “Even though it is a terrible diagnosis, the bar is slowly changing and […]

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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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