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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 […]

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Turning up the Heat on Brain Tumors

A broken heart is sometimes the motivating factor in making a difference. An angry heart can be the catalyst to making changes and leaving your stamp on life. I have had both, a sad and an angry heart. My mom died from a Glioblastoma Multiforme. I was sad to lose such a wonderful person and […]

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Brain Tumor Support Group Schedule for 2012

The Elliott Foundation would like to share the 2012 Brain Tumor Support Group from The University of Washington with our community.  This support group is open to brain tumor patients, loved ones, and caregivers alike.  Attending a support group can be a very helpful and valuable addition to anyone who is facing a brain tumor […]

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TWIVE AND RECEIVE, Thursday June 14th, 2012

The Elliott Foundation/Chris Elliott Fund will be representing Bellevue, WA and competing against 200 other cities across the United States tomorrow, June 14th in the TWIVE AND RECEIVE one day event! We know that Twive and Receive is a competition to win $30,000. But it’s more than that. More than 200 cities across America will […]

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What is Respite Care?

There are sixty-five million Americans who care for an elderly or disabled loved one, a role that can be extraordinarily taxing, both physically and emotionally. Family caregivers often find themselves “teetering by a thread.” They report higher levels of stress, physical strain and poorer health than non-caregivers. Fortunately, relief is available in the form of […]

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. In acknowledgement of this time of increased attention and awareness, the American Brain Tumor Association (http://www.abta.org) offers these “Top Ten” facts and statistics about brain tumors

1)    More than 600,000 people in the United States are currently living with a brain tumor—approximately 209 out of every 100,000 people. 2)    Senator Edward Kennedy, composer George Gershwin, film critic Gene Siskel, singer and actress Ethel Merman, Major League Baseball player Gary Carter, and Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former US Vice President Walter Mondale, all died […]

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Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville Opens Unity System

First fully-integrated neurosurgical center of its kind in U.S. The trend toward integrated care and multi-disciplinary treatment continues to grow in the United States. That’s good news for glioblastoma brain cancer patients. Add Saint Thomas Hospital’s new Unity System to those medical centers that are taking an integrated approach with leading edge technologies such as […]

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KING 5 New Day NW Host Margaret Larson to Headline 2nd Annual Brains Matter Awareness, Auction & Celebration Luncheon May 17th

Margaret Larson, award-winning journalist, news anchor, and host of KING 5 New Day NW, lost her brother-in-law to glioblastoma brain cancer and knows personally how brain cancer can strike suddenly and take so much. Brain cancer awareness and education is close to Margaret’s heart and we’re delighted that she has agreed to join us for the […]

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The Power of Having the Right Information

Here is a real life example of why The Elliott Foundation makes a huge impact on the lives of brain cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers. My name is Lynne Tran and I wanted to thank you for inviting me to UCSD medical center to meet Dr. Samtosh Kesari the Director of Neuro-Oncology and […]

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Tiny Tools Being Developed to Hit Brain Tumors

Radiation continues to be an effective method for treating glioblastoma brain tumors. Targeted treatments like the Gamma and Cyber Knife are amazing advancement. But the issue remains that radiation must pass through healthy brain tissue to reach the tumor, and patients can only tolerate small amounts before developing serious side effects. A group of researchers […]