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  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...

  • 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... Read more...