Meet the ZBTA: Zimbabwe Brain Tumor Association
Christine Mungoshi is a mother on a mission. When her daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003, she refused to settle for just what was available to her. A resident of Harare, Zimbabwe, she searched for more resources, found the American Brain Tumor Association and called half way around the world for more information and support. Now, with her determination and some help from the ABTA, Ms. Mungoshi has formed the Zimbabwe Brain Tumor Association, to help brain tumor patients and caregivers on her side of the world. Click here to read more.
Save the Dates for the 2012 Annual Patient-Family Meeting & Retreat
When: July 27 - 29, 2012
Where: Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel - 8500 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60631
Topics for our 2012 event will include understanding brain tumors, updates on research, quality of life and care giving, treatment information and much more. We are also again offering a support group facilitator training on Friday, July 27. Registration information will be forthcoming.
New Year Resolutions for Caregivers
Do you make resolutions this time of year? If you’re a caregiver for someone with a brain tumor, resolve to take care of yourself this year. Think of care giving for someone with a brain tumor not as a sprint but as a marathon that requires a healthy lifestyle for the body, mind and spirit. Click here to read 10 resolutions for caregivers in 2012.
Improved Treatments for Brain Cancers Highlighted at Annual Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Meeting
1400 neuro-oncologist and other cancer health care professionals gathered recently at the annual Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Meeting to learn about advances made in the past year. Many of the most promising approaches were in the areas of immunotherapy and vaccines. Click here to read more.
Agent Shows Ability to Suppress Brain Metastases and Related Damage
Scientists are one step closer to figuring out and repairing the damage caused by brain metastases. This area has been a challenging one for neuro-oncologists and researchers, and understanding the mechanisms and effects of brain metastases can help manage both patient care and treatment. Click here to read more.
Summary Report on the Graded Prognostic Assessment: An Accurate and Facile Diagnosis-Specific Tool to Estimate Survival for Patients with Brain MetastasesThe Graded Prognostic Assessment (GPA) is a prognostic index for patients with brain metastases. A database of over 3900 people with newly diagnosed brain metastases underwent analyses of prognostic factors association with outcomes by primary site and treatment. Click here to read more.
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to funding brain tumor research and providing patients and families with brain tumor information and resources. For nearly 40 years, the Chicago-based ABTA has been providing critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, and is the only national organization serving the complex supportive care needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers.
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