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Family Caregivers Matter!

More than 65 million people in the United States provide care for chronically ill, disabled or aged family members or friends during any given year. Those 65 million people spend 20 hours a week providing that care. That care is valued at $375 bilion a year, which is almost twice as much as is spent […]

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Dennis & Linda’s Testimony

Aloha! In April of 2009, my wife, Linda, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma after undergoing a craniotomy in Honolulu. Living on Maui we had difficulty understanding treatment alternatives, consequences, and impacts of this cancer, and generally how to get the best possible care for her. In May of 2009, Linda’s cousin, Char Smick, referred us to […]

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TURNING UP THE HEAT ON BRAIN CANCER: Florida based Chili Cook-off Shows Coast-to-Coast Support for Seattle Based Chris Elliott Fund

This year marks the 5th Annual Turning Up the Heat on Brain Tumors Chili Cook-off to raise money for brain cancer patient support and research through the Chris Elliott Fund/The Elliott Foundation. The cook-off will be held at the Magnolia Plantation Golf Club in Lake Mary, Florida on Sunday, October 28th, 2012 from 4:30 to 6pm. […]

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Brains Matter Patient & Caregiver Education and Awareness Day provides HOPE for NW Brain Tumor Community!

September 21st provided a Day of HOPE, Education, and Awareness for the Northwest Brain Tumor Community. The Chris Elliott Fund/The Elliott Foundation, along with the support of Genentech and Novocure, held their 1st annual Brains Matter Patient and Caregiver Education and Awareness Day Conference at Gilda’s Club, Seattle, WA. The Guest Speakers for the conference […]

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1st Annual Brains Matter Patient and Caregiver Education and Awareness Day

September 21st, 2012 at Gilda’s Club, Seattle, WA 8-5pm (Social Hour from 5-6pm) We’ve been hard at work getting our Guest Speakers and all the details arranged for our 1st Annual Brains Matter Patient & Caregiver Education and Awareness Day on September 21st. We are so excited to be able to bring this opportunity to […]

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Brain Tumor Warrior

What is a Brain Tumor Warrior?  A Brain Tumor Warrior is anyone who is fighting a brain tumor, whether it’s the person with the brain tumor, a caregiver, loved one, or friend.  I am a Brain Tumor Warrior.  My Dad is the one fighting the brain tumor that has ravaged his body and taken away […]

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PET Scans: Their Value in the Treatment of Brain Tumors

Part 1 PET and Brain Tumors Staging Brain tumors are usually detected through imaging anatomical techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), and these imaging tests are usually performed if a patient displays the symptoms associated with brain tumors. If the brain tumor is malignant, often the symptoms that the patient […]