MindMatters | January 2020

MindMatters | January 2020

Look Ahead to Resilience and Momentum

Cell by cell, experiment after experiment, these three researchers—past ABTA research grant recipients—are leading their careers in brain tumor research because of the potential impact for brain tumor patients and their families. 

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Moving Forward in the Face of Challenges

Cell by cell, experiment after experiment, these three researchers—past ABTA research grant recipients—are leading their careers in brain tumor research because of the potential impact for brain tumor patients and their families. 

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Unraveling the Complexities of Brain Tumors

Cell by cell, experiment after experiment, these three researchers—past ABTA research grant recipients—are leading their careers in brain tumor research because of the potential impact for brain tumor patients and their families. 

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We Built a Bigger Boat!

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Larry loved his fiery, redheaded wife, Lynn. But when Lynn was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), he knew things had to change. It was his turn to take care of his wife and build a bigger boat for them both. In recognition of Caregiver Awareness Month, he wants to share his story.

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MindMatters | November 2020

This month’s MindMatters features raw stories that highlight the lives of brain tumor patients, caregivers and researchers touched by the ABTA. Get inspired and join the community striving for change with this unforgiving disease.

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MindMatters | October 2020

ABTA hosted a trifecta of virtual community events, conferences and meetings in October to bring the latest in brain tumor treatment, care and research to the brain tumor community. Check out these stories about the ABTA National Conference, AARN 9th Annual Meeting and the first-ever BT5K Your Way virtual event.

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United in Our Mission: BT5K Your Way

Whether you walk, bike, rollerblade or push a stroller, anyone, anywhere can BT5K Your Way. Get inspired by three participants joining our nationwide event in creative and unique ways that celebrate their family, friends and loved ones impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.

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MindMatters | August 2020

Learn how these ABTA fundraising families have creatively and passionately supported brain tumor research and patient programs through the Fundraise Your Way program.

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ABTA Announces Recipient of the Joel A. Gingras Award

We are pleased to announce Priscilla Brastianos, MD as the recipient of the ABTA Joel A. Gingras Award for her commitment to the ABTA’s mission through her groundbreaking work and leadership in brain metastasis research. Dr. Brastianos will be awarded the ABTA’s highest honor at the 2020 ABTA National Conference.

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How Will You BT5K Your Way?

Whether you walk, bike, rollerblade or push a stroller, anyone, anywhere can BT5K Your Way. Get inspired by three participants joining our nationwide event in creative and unique ways that celebrate their family, friends and loved ones impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.

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Honoring a Rock Legend, Every Month

Rush band fan Scott was devastated to learn that his hero, Neil Peart, passed away from a glioblastoma earlier this year. Fueled by the news, he decided to make a difference in memory of the late drummer and lyricist.

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Brain Tumor Community Unites with BT5K Your Way

Come together, share experiences and amplify support for brain tumor research and the ABTA at the BT5K Your Way. New to our 5K events, participants will be able to connect with their team and others in the brain tumor community through a special mobile app.

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MindMatters | July 2020

Learn how these ABTA fundraising families have creatively and passionately supported brain tumor research and patient programs through the Fundraise Your Way program.

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Emergency Cash Assistance for Brain Tumor Patients

ABTA’s partner, the Sontag Foundation, has established the COVID-19 Emergency Patient Assistance Fund, which provides financial support to patients affected with a brain tumor diagnosis or their caregivers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Applications are now being accepted.

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Brain Tumor Recurrence During COVID-19

The sudden emergency of COVID-19 and a brain tumor recurrence has dramatically impacted Brandon Starkoff, ABTA advocate, volunteer and Board of Director member. Learn how he’s managing his second diagnosis during a pandemic. 

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MindMatters | June 2020

Learn how these ABTA fundraising families have creatively and passionately supported brain tumor research and patient programs through the Fundraise Your Way program.

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MindMatters | May 2020

Learn how these ABTA fundraising families have creatively and passionately supported brain tumor research and patient programs through the Fundraise Your Way program.

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Are You “All In” for Brain Tumor Awareness?

Brain Tumor Awareness Month not only highlights the complex, evolving needs of patients, survivors and caregivers, but also showcases the impact of an unprecedented global pandemic on the ABTA. Learn more about how you can get “All in for ABTA.”

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Brain Tumor Scientist is “All in for ABTA”

Albert Lai, MD, PhD is leading a UCLA research lab for primary brain tumors, including high grade gliomas and glioblastoma. But he credits the launch of his career with the ABTA. Learn how your donations can help jumpstart a brain tumor researcher’s career.

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Know Your Worth: Advocate

**Sponsored Content** Although Lynn’s journey with glioblastoma (GBM) has not been easy, nor has her life gone unchanged, she has come to appreciate the importance of what she has. In honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Lynn wants to share her story with you.

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Thank You, Linda

In March, the American Brain Tumor Association and the brain tumor community as a whole lost an early visionary. Please join us in paying tribute to ABTA co-founder, Linda Gene Goldstein.

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MindMatters | April 2020

Learn how these ABTA fundraising families have creatively and passionately supported brain tumor research and patient programs through the Fundraise Your Way program.

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Joey and Haley asks for no presents, instead donate to the ABTA

In Lieu of Presents

Tuxes, dresses, flowers, and a tall, pretty cake. It’s a wedding between Joey and Haley who started their relationship five years

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MindMatters | March 2020

Learn how these ABTA fundraising families have creatively and passionately supported brain tumor research and patient programs through the Fundraise Your Way program.

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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

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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.

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