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Senator McCain: Optimism, Education & Hope

Senator McCain: Optimism, Education & Hope

With each new diagnosis of glioblastoma, comes shock, disbelief, and turmoil.  Our collective awareness of this dreaded disease was heightened lastweek with the announcement that Senator John McCain will now be counted among the brave GBM warriors. While we could be tempted to feel defeat by the continued accumulation of new GBM diagnoses, EndBrainCancer is […]

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Reflections From ASCO Annual Meeting

  Dear Cancer Heroes, Celebrating the courage, grace, and selflessness of patients everywhere who battle cancer and participate in clinical trials. The wall was filled with notes from providers, families, and advocates who expressed their gratitude to the patients who share their experiences, and advance science through participation in clinical research. “Clinical trials are the […]

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The EndBrainCancer Initiative Does It!

The EndBrainCancer Initiative Does It!

Brain Cancer Treatment, Pre-Qualifications for Clinical Trials, Research/Treatment Options, and Policy Change Are a Tall Order; The EndBrainCancer Initiative Does It! At a mid-May fundraiser – “Brains Matter” – the EndBrainCancer Initiative raised $80,000 in donations that will fund their “Direct Connect” program. This unique program, provides HOPE and guidance to brain cancer patients and […]

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15 Years And Going…We’re Making An Impact!

For the last 15 YEARS we’ve had the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of Brain Cancer Patients and their families. As I’m writing today, I can’t help but reflect on one particular day.  Not the day that my late husband, Chris Elliott, and I started our brain tumor journey but the day that Chris and […]

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John Brace: Inspiration, Laughter, and the work of the End Brain Cancer Initiative

John Brace came into my life a mere three weeks after I had buried my husband, Chris, who died from Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) which was just six weeks after Chris and I had created the Chris Elliott Fund, now known as the End Brain Cancer Initiative. He was the first person I ever had the […]

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Reflections Of A Caregiver

Last November, in honor of National Caregiver Month, our team combined forces with Novocure to run a nomination based contest in efforts to award one of the amazing caregivers out there with a trip to the 2016 Annual Society of NeuroOncology Symposium where they could be part of our annual exhibit, attend seminars on the latest and greatest […]

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Patients Often Think It Would Be Nice If…..

Their caregiver or loved one spent more time with them…… As most of you know, November was National Caregiver Month and thanks to a sponsorship from Novocure the EndBrainCancer Initiative (EBCI) was able to provide Awareness & Outreach throughout the month of November. Most importantly, we were able to run a national campaign asking for Caregiver nomination submittals.  I […]