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  • PROFILE: PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY THERAPY After a near fatal diagnosis of brain cancer, Lane Billings had to relearn everything after surgery, including her life’s passion, photography. Discover how Billings shoots to capture life on camera and cope with her brain tumor. READ MORE YOGA... Read more...

  • WELCOME TO THE MINDMATTERS ASCO EDITION In 2019, it is estimated that 86,970 new cases of primary malignant and non-malignant brain and other central nervous system tumors will be diagnosed in the United States. READ MORE BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH NEWS FROM 2019 AMERICAN SOCIETY... Read more...

  • ABTA PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE TO ACCELERATE RARE BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH Brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumor diagnoses only represent 1.4 percent of all cancers, making it challenging for the research community to conduct clinical trials with a small patient population. The... Read more...

  • ABTA PARTNERS WITH THE FDA AND BRAIN TUMOR COMMUNITY TO EVALUATE AND ADVANCE CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF BRAIN METASTASES TREATMENTS Approximately 200,000 cancer patients are diagnosed with brain metastases every year. And yet, the treatment and care paradigm to combat brain metastases has remained relatively... Read more...

  • KIM LEARY: FULL-TIME ONCOLOGY NURSE COPES WITH LOW GRADE GLIOMA After Kim Leary returned to nursing following treatment from a grade II astrocytoma, there was a time when she couldn’t work due to the demands of the role. Learn how Leary overcame the obstacles.... Read more...

  • FOUR NEW GRANTS TO SUPPORT IMMUNOTHERAPY RESEARCH The Brain Tumor Funders Collaborative (BTFC) is a group of funders of brain tumor research, including the American Brain Tumor Association. The group has awarded four grants to collaborative projects focused… READ MORE LARRY BERG: THERE’S MUCH... Read more...

  • The American Brain Tumor Association has awarded the 2018 Lucien Rubinstein Award to Yekaterina (Katie) Shpanskaya for her project, “Radiomic Discovery of Novel Prognostic Imaging Biomarkers in Medulloblastoma.” Katie is a 2018 ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship Recipient and a student at Stanford University School... Read more...

  • Matthew Erickson was diagnosed with a high grade glioma during an ultrasound before birth, but he has defied the odds by his survival. Yet that survival has not been easy; he’s had 11 brain surgeries, 6 rounds of chemotherapy, spent more than 800 days in the hospital (which... Read more...

  • #GivingTuesday is Tomorrow This #GivingTuesday, the American Brain Tumor Association wants you to join us and the rest of the brain tumor community to put our brains together to raise funds for brain tumor research and patient services. All donations made on #GivingTuesday will be... Read more...

  • The American Brain Tumor Association is accepting Letter of Intent Applications for Research Collaboration Grants, Discovery Grants, and Basic Research Fellowships through November 14, 2018. All recipients of these grants become members of the ABTA Alumni Research Network and are invited to the annual... Read more...

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