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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 […]

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Having immersed myself in medical terminology and the language of brain tumor treatments I sometime forget that, for most people, the daily glossary and language of patient support and education is truly foreign.

My hope is that these terms and labels grow in familiarity because of advancement in treatments and saved lives. For today, here is what we mean when we talk about a brain tumor:   • Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) – This tumor forms in the white matter of the brain. GBM represents 52% of all cerebral […]

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New GBM Brain Tumor Vaccine

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/244707/483/New-Vaccine-Helping-Brain-Cancer-Patients This is a phase II clinical trial using heat shock protein vaccine (HSPPC-96) for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The trial employs cancer immunotherapy, an important new treatment modality, with HSPPC-96 being a novel approach to active specific immunotherapy. By targeting the immune system and activating a patient specific T-cell response, the vaccine […]

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We’re in transition due to our success…

This statement, by Jeff Kolodin, Chair of the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors, captures exactly where The Elliott Foundation is today. Jeff speaks from firsthand experience; first, as a 20-year brain tumor survivor, and second, as someone who has helped shepherd the NBTS through a two-year transition that changed the focus of the […]

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Another great loss: Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies

Brain cancer has taken another great man. Baseball great, Gary Carter died on Friday, Feb., 17th after a 10-month battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. The 11 time golden glove winner and MVP was remembered by former Mets manager Davey Johnson, and current manager of the Washington Nationals; “Nobody loved life in a bigger way than Gary. Gary’s […]