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Amazing dad gets a tattoo that matches his sons scar from brain cancer surgery. We love his heart.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/06/22/kansas-dad-brain-tumor-tattoo/
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A clever use of ultrasound technology helps sneak lifesaving drugs past the blood-brain barrier!

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2093829-microbubbles-open-brains-barrier-to-make-chemo-more-effective/
A stream of tiny bubbles and a pulse of ultrasound can open the brain's protective barrier – boosting the dose of medication that can reach brain tumours
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Roughly one fifth of all brain tumors diagnosed by doctors are gliobastomas. This aggressive and most common type of brain tumor continues to present doctors with huge challenges. However, molecular markers could help them to make the right treatment decision. A team of researchers has now succeeded in identifying specific miRNAs that could serve as biomarkers for disease progression.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-06-micrornas-disease-brain-tumors.html
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) have developed a new method of predicting disease progression in gliobastoma patients who have undergone standard treatment. Their findings, published in the journal Oncotarget, show that four miRNAs may hold the vital clue. An application for the corresponding patent has already been filed.
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Pediatric Brain Tumor Research is supported through the Department of Defense’s Peer Review Cancer Research Program. We expect brain tumor research to receive funding through this program next year. Unfortunately, provisions have been included in the National Defense Authorization Act that would potentially harm the ability of brain tumor research to receive funding.

ASAP: Call 202-224-3121 and ask for your Senator; then ask them to support an amendment (#4369) being offered by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) to remove Secs. 756 and 898 from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Sec. 756 would limit DoD research to benefit only members of the Armed Forces, effectively blocking the DoD from researching the medical needs of families and veterans. Sec. 898 would strangle in red tape the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) and other research programs funded through the DoD. That provision would subject doctors and scientists to the level of scrutiny currently reserved for complex, multi-million dollar weapons systems. This would needlessly bog down research in months, or even years, of additional bureaucracy.

Thank you for your ongoing committment to the brain tumor community.
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Dellann, our Founder, had the honor of participating in this event!
"The speech highlighted the White House’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative to accelerate cancer research efforts and break down barriers to progress by promoting data sharing and facilitating collaborations to advance cancer prevention, treatment, and care."
http://am.asco.org/vice-president-joe-biden-discusses-cancer-moonshot-initiative-during-asco-2016?et_cid=37921197&et_rid=1053443837&linkid=post-biden
As part of the ambitious “Moonshot” effort to eliminate cancer as we know it, Vice President Joe Biden encouraged collaboration and team science within the field of oncology during a speech at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. “The whole world is looking to you,” Vice President Biden told the crowd of oncologists and medical professionals. “Your success can literally change the world. We need you now more than we ever have.”
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People with a university degree are more likely to be diagnosed with brain tumor, study shows.
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“After I remove a brain tumor from a patient, the patient always asks me, ‘Doc, how long do I have?’ I don’t have a reliable way to answer them,” says Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., director of the Brain Tumor Surgery Program and professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “But we have taken a step to creating a possible way to provide useful updates, inform treatment choices and perhaps develop new treatments faster.”
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160613/Johns-Hopkins-researchers-develop-lab-test-that-accurately-predicts-glioblastoma-aggression-and-spread.aspx
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have developed an experimental laboratory test that accurately clocks the “speed” of human brain tumor cell movement along a small glass “track.”
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A clever use of ultrasound technology helps sneak lifesaving drugs past the blood-brain barrier!

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2093829-microbubbles-open-brains-barrier-to-make-chemo-more-effective/
A stream of tiny bubbles and a pulse of ultrasound can open the brain's protective barrier – boosting the dose of medication that can reach brain tumours
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Lab test allows Johns Hopkins researchers to accurately clock speed of brain tumor cell movement!! http://ow.ly/zKy83019QEI
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JUNE 11th!!
Mini Symposium: Navigating Cancer Survivorship — Emotional Side Effects and Managing Stress. Our speakers Bruce Gimplin, LICSW, and Roger Moore, PhD, will share information on the “Emotional Effects of Living with Cancer” and “Stress, Relaxation and Self Care,” with a cancer survivor panel and discussion to follow. Takes place on the Eastside at 14959 NE 95th St Redmond, WA 98052. Saturday, June 11, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Register below!
https://cancerpathways.org/education/lectures-and-seminars/
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"The way we diagnose and treat cancer is fundamentally changing. Today it’s clear that a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment may not fit at all. Medicine has become increasingly personalized, meaning finding the right treatment for each individual patient. Many factors are leading to this shift in practice, and we’re now at an inflection point in the evolution of personalized medicine that is changing the future of oncology."
http://www.gene.com/stories/qa-getting-personal-from-lab-to-clinic
Medicine is becoming increasingly personalized leading to a shift in the future of how we diagnose and treat cancer.
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The official Google+ page of the Chris Elliott Fund! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to patient support for brain cancer and brain tumor patients in the Pacific Northwest, around the nation and globe! Call us today to get help with your treatment options. 

A little about what we do can be found on our patient support services page.