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Latest National Brain Tumor Society Stories

2014-03-05 23:03:44

Project Impact aims to fundamentally change the way new pediatric cancer therapies are developed and tested, through public policy and a funded research program. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today announced the launch of Project Impact: Driving Discovery to a Cure for Pediatric Brain Tumors, an integrated research and drug development program that seeks to confront the...

2014-02-26 23:02:51

Jumpstarting Brain Tumor Drug Development Coalition hosts seminal workshop with brain tumor patient advocates, leading neuro-oncologists, biopharmaceutical industry representatives, FDA, and NCI to advance strategies for establishing better pathways for therapy evaluation. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Leaders from key cross-sections of the neuro-oncology community came together at a recent Brain Tumor Clinical Trial Endpoints Workshop to confront a critical challenge in...

2013-05-07 23:03:28

Advocates from across the country joined the National Brain Tumor Society in meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the importance of cancer research funding and oral chemotherapy parity. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today held their annual “Head to the Hill” advocacy day in Washington, D.C. The event drew hundreds of brain tumor advocates from across the...

2012-05-08 23:00:43

As National Brain Tumor Awareness Month begins, the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure will rally staff, family members, patients and advocates to urge Members of Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and support the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act (HR 2746) tomorrow. In a time of heated debate over the budget and significant changes to the healthcare system, the Group hopes to put a face to these issues and acquire the support of...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

Philadelphia plays host as NBTS celebrates the brain tumor community, announces research grants, and looks ahead on finding a cure Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Brain tumors may be an isolating disease but the brain community came together for the National Brain Tumor Society 2011 Summit in Philadelphia from Nov. 3-6. The Summit kicked off with the NBTS Annual Meeting at the Franklin Institute. With a statue of the great innovator, Benjamin Franklin, towering over the crowd,...

2010-07-09 07:38:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen year-old basketball enthusiast and brain tumor patient Justin Friedlander had the biggest thrill of his young life on Tuesday when he shot baskets with President Obama in hopes of helping to find a cure for brain tumors. In March, 2009, doctors diagnosed Justin with an inoperable brain tumor. In spite of this difficult personal news, Justin decided to take action. Focusing on living, and doing what he loves, Justin and his family...

2010-06-24 09:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen-year old Justin Friedlander, a basketball enthusiast and founder of "Justin's Quest," will be a special guest on the Kia Court at NBA Nation presented by T-Mobile USA & Kia Motors at Penn's Landing on Saturday, June 26( )at 3:00 p.m. The event, which has partnered with the "Wawa Welcome America's Taste of Philadelphia" festivities, will be hosted by NBA Legend and former Philadelphia 76er, Darryl Dawkins, who is NBA Nation's official...

2010-06-21 09:18:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen-year-old Justin Friedlander, basketball enthusiast and founder of "Justin's Quest," will join top NBA draft prospects at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, June 23 at 3:00pm for a special NBA FIT clinic. In March of 2009, Justin was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Despite this difficult news, Justin decided that he needed to take action to help others. Later that year, he established "Justin's Quest," an initiative to raise awareness...

2010-05-25 09:15:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A teen diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and determined to raise awareness for the disease will be undertaking an even greater challenge in response to recent findings by the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS). Justin Friedlander, a 13-year-old basketball enthusiast, is aiming to shoot a basket for each person who will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor in the United States this year. Friedlander originally planned...