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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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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 […]

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And The Winner Is……

As you know, we, together with  Novocure have been running a Caregiver Nomination Contest for the last few weeks in honor of November being National Caregiver Awareness Month.  So, today the first day of this very important month, we’d like to announce our WINNER! Christi Estes  “Cancer may take my life…the assurance is that cancer saved my […]

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End Brain Cancer: Making Life-Saving Connections

End Brain Cancer: Making Life-Saving Connections

(Article posted in Cure Magazine on 8/17/16) Dellann Elliott Mydland wants to take the politics out of brain cancer research, and for a good reason: to produce more survivors of the disease. For nearly a decade and a half, Mydland, the founder and president of End Brain Cancer, has been working to connect patients, researchers […]

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CEF Founder Writes Article for CURE Magazine

It is with great pleasure that I accept this opportunity to write a piece for CURE. I am hopeful that this will be: Informative, insightful and inspirational Create expanded collaborative efforts Provide hope Encourage a change for patients diagnosed with an initial glioblastoma (GBM) brain tumor in the areas of initial diagnosis, initial surgery and a […]

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Paul Allen’s Impact on Brain Diseases in Washington State

As you know, Chris Elliott Fund’s goal, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is to provide IMMEDIATE ACCESS to advanced brain tumor/cancer treatment options through our no cost Patient Support Services Center and “Direct Connect” program which provides Education, Awareness, Advocacy and Research.  Simply put, our efforts lead to putting brain tumor patients into clinical trials and […]

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Teen Who Didn’t Want Chemo….My Thoughts As A Patient Advocate And A Mother.

I was asked to respond to the controversial issue of a Connecticut teen who was refusing treatment for her cancer and I’ve given it a lot of thought, not only as patient advocate but also as a mother. My personal belief, as discussed in the Brittany Maynard case, is that all should have access to the “Death […]

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Death With Dignity?

Dellann just completed a compelling interview with Laura Martin from the award winning British documentary company Love Productions. They are putting together a documentary on “Death With Dignity”. As we all know, this is a very controversial law, accessible in only 3 states so far. Dellann’s viewpoint on this matter? “I personally believe all humans […]