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October MindMatters

LEARNING, LISTENING AND ‘LEANING IN’ AT THE ABTA 2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE  Nearly 600 patients, survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, researchers, and industry representatives attended the American

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August MindMatters

SHARING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE AT THE ABTA REGIONAL PATIENT & FAMILY MEETINGS The American Brain Tumor Association Regional Patient & Family Meetings are free educational

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June MindMatters – ASCO

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

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May MindMatters

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

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April MindMatters

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

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March MindMatters

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

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February MindMatters

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

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January MindMatters

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

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December MindMatters

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

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November MindMatters

#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

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Mindee Plugues

Member

Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten

Member

Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.