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Dellann Elliott Mydland, President of the EndBrainCancer Initiative, to Serve on Two National Clinical Trial Committees for NRG Oncology, an NCI-Funded Research Group

Dellann Elliott Mydland, President of the EndBrainCancer Initiative, to Serve on Two National Clinical Trial Committees for NRG Oncology, an NCI-Funded Research Group As a member of the NRG brain tumor disease site committee, Mydland will advocate for patient perspectives and interests in assessing and recommending specific brain cancer clinical trials for funding to the […]

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The EndBrainCancer Initiative Received CITI Certification Becoming the First Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy Organization Listed as a Nationally-Recognized Recruiting Site

The EndBrainCancer Initiative Receives CITI Certification Becoming the First Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy Organization Listed as a Nationally-Recognized Recruiting Site FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dellann Elliott Mydland Prestigious certification strengthens Seattle-based EBCI’s role in the brain tumor advocacy space directly connecting patients to Centers of Excellence, cutting edge treatments & development of promising clinical […]

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True ADVOCACY & Our Extensive “Behind The Scenes” Work For Brain Cancer Patients

Many of you know the work of the EndBrainCancer Initiative (formerly the Chris Elliott Fund) and are familiar with our very active one-on-one personalized “Direct Connect” services which include access to specialists, novel treatment options, and a plethora of clinical trials. In addition, you are likely aware of our large, ever-evolving Education, Awareness, & Outreach […]

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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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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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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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I Might Have The MOST Rewarding Job Ever!

Last Friday night, this thought was once again confirmed. The Chris Elliott Fund held its “2ndAnnual Patient, Caregiver & Partner Community Open House”.  Our Brain Tumor Patient Support Services & Call Center is open to the public all year long but we desire to make sure that the patients, their families, our community and our […]