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Latest American Brain Tumor Association Stories

2014-03-19 23:22:34

Cancer patients with secondary brain tumors need information on diagnosis/treatment. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 As more effective cancer diagnostics and treatments are developed, and as larger numbers of cancer patients live longer, an increasing number are being diagnosed with metastatic brain tumors. To provide these patients and families with information on their diagnosis and treatment options, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is hosting a free webinar,...

2014-03-06 23:02:20

Running Program Recruiting for 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 As an official Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Partner, the American Brain Tumor Association’s endurance program, Team Breakthrough, has a limited number of guaranteed entries available for the marathon. Participants who register with Team Breakthrough receive their race entry, a comprehensive training plan with Chicago Endurance Sports, a personal Team Breakthrough...

2014-01-22 23:03:24

Matthew D. Li of Stanford University School of Medicine Named 2013 Lucien J. Rubinstein Award Recipient Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is pleased to announce that Matthew D. Li, second year medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2013 Lucien Rubinstein Award for his outstanding brain tumor research as an ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellow. Li, whose research and training experience was conducted...

2013-12-10 23:03:10

CareLine Provides Connections to Vital Resources for Caregivers Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Caring for a loved one with a brain tumor can be overwhelming, and the holiday season often leads to increased stress as families struggle to make life feel as normal as possible. For caregivers looking to better understand and manage the many challenges that arise during the holidays, the American Brain Tumor Association’s CareLine offers education and counseling by licensed oncology...

2013-11-21 23:24:23

Funding supports development of two new malignant glioma drugs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 In just three years since the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) launched its Discovery Grant program, the organization is pleased to announce that its funding has aided the development of two new brain tumor drugs that target malignant gliomas such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)—a common and aggressive type of malignant brain tumor. While meeting with leading scientists and...

2013-10-11 23:03:13

Runners raise $120,000 to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Team Breakthrough, the American Brain Tumor Association’s running and endurance program, will have 75 runners taking part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday, Oct. 13. In total, ABTA runners have already raised $120,000 in conjunction with this year’s event. The top three Team Breakthrough Chicago Marathon fundraisers are Curtis Sanford, a brain...

2013-09-24 23:24:42

Nationwide ABTA Survey Drove Development of New Educational Offering for Physicians, Nurses and Social Workers Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), in joint sponsorship with Cleveland Clinic, will present the 15th Annual Brain Tumor Update and 4th Annual International Symposium on Long-term Control of Metastases to the Brain and Spine on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The first day of the conference...

2013-09-19 23:04:11

Opportunities Available for Cross Discipline Fields Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Discovery Grant funding program. LOIs are due in the ABTA office no later than noon CST on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Discovery Grants are one-year, $50,000 awards that fund high-impact projects with the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for adult and pediatric brain tumor care....

2013-07-09 23:20:39

Experts to discuss life after brain tumor diagnosis and treatments. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 While recent advances in diagnosis and treatment have improved brain tumor survival rates, persistent neurological and cognitive deficits are common according to “A New Reality: Long-Term Survivorship With a Malignant Brain Tumor,” a recently published study funded by the American Brain Tumor Association. Lead investigator of the study Mary Lovely, PhD, RN, CNRN, is among presenters...

2013-07-02 23:18:27

Study investigated treatment for canine brain tumors while aiding development of potential new therapy for humans. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) today announced highlights from the final report on a grant supporting clinical research of naturally-occurring canine brain tumors to discover more effective methods of treatment for human brain tumors. The $200,000 grant was awarded by the ABTA in 2011 to San Diego-based Tocagen, Inc. for the...