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  • 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...

  • “After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Sabine Schwab was looking for a new “purpose in life.” She found this as a volunteer and advocate for the brain tumor cause. Sabine began as a volunteer with the ABTA through the BT5K run/walk in New... Read more...

  • Glioblastoma – also referred to as glioblastoma multiforme – is a type of malignant brain tumor that forms from star-shaped glial cells called astrocytes. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have identified the mechanism by which a specific protein called... Read more...

  • “The ABTA is pleased to be hosting a Partners in Treatment and Care meeting in Baltimore on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Johns Hopkins Medicine. At this free half-day meeting, attendees will learn about the latest information on brain tumor treatment trends and clinical... Read more...

  • “Let your friends and family know you are thinking about them this holiday season by sending American Brain Tumor Association holiday cards. Each holiday card purchase benefits the ABTA and helps fund brain tumor research and programs. To browse our printed card options, visit... Read more...

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