A first-of-its-kind, cross-sectional survey of patients, caregivers and physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases, conducted by the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), as part of its Metastatic Brain Tumor Initiative, revealed disparities in practice patterns and communication around metastatic brain tumors. These data highlight the need to increase accessibility to clinical trials, establish clear standards of care and improve physician-patient communication reflective of the unique needs of patients with brain metastases (BM). The survey results have been published open access in the journal Neuro-Oncology Practice.
The 30-year-old internal medicine physician, author, and speaker shares the journey of her unexpected diagnosis and embracing the “Difficult Gifts” of a brain tumor at the 2021 ABTA National Conference, September 10-11.
Steve Archibald, father, blogger, brain tumor survivor, and ABTA patient mentor, reveals the mental health challenges he experienced after treatment.