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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 […]

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Making the Best of Patient Support Free to Everyone

The diagnosis of brain cancer is frightening. I know personally the gut wrenching fear that hits you when you hear that diagnosis. But it’s the question of “what next?” that is also so difficult. Dealing with a myriad of decisions places patients and their loved ones in a very vulnerable and stressful place.   Brain […]

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New Co-Pay Program Through The Musella Foundation

One important aspect of patient support is helping people navigate insurance issues. In fact, outside of treatment options, insurance issues are the second biggest patient education topic for The Elliott Foundation and an important part of our Integrated Patient Support Program. That is why we are glad to pass along that The Musella Foundation is now […]

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THANK YOU VICKI PENE for BEING PART OF THE CURE!

“After graduating with a Marketing degree from San Diego State in 1987, I somehow ended up in the hotel industry as a catering manager, planning meetings and weddings. Feeling unsettled in my job by the time 1997 came around  I was looking for a new direction. After much aptitude testing, a career counselor suggested I […]

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Maria Barrett’s Testimony for The Elliott Foundation/Chris Elliott Fund’s Work, Mission & Vision – The Importance of Knowing About Genetic Testing of One’s LIVE Brain Tumor Tissue Before You Need to Know It!

Hi Dellann, I’ve been listening to your radio talk show from January 4th. I wanted to let you know that their write up has the wrong date listed for your tour of the Ivy Brain Center and Cyber Knife you mentioned. It says January 19th vs January 16th. We actually have an appt with Dr. […]

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There is much to celebrate! Here are our 2011 CEF HIGHLIGHTS:

• Over 60,000 brain cancer patients, family members, and caregivers received vital information and support about advanced brain tumor treatment and access to advanced treatment centers known for their excellence. • In April, the FDA approved NovoTTF device as a new treatment option for brain cancer.  CEF President Dellann Elliott testified before the FDA as […]

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Letter from Senator Patty Murray

Dear Ms. Elliott: Thank you for contacting me with your support for funding of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  It is good to hear from you. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, I have been very supportive of funding for biomedical research […]

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Effect of NovoTTF-100A Together With Temozolomide in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

The study is a prospective, randomly controlled pivotal trial, designed to test the efficacy and safety of a medical device, the NovoTTF-100A, as an adjuvant to the best standard of care in the treatment of newly diagnosed GBM patients. The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields […]