The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be holding a special event for caregivers, “Coping as a Caregiver: Helpful Tips and Strategies.” The virtual event will take place on Saturday, January 30, 12pm EST with special guest, Dr. Brenda Sabo, RN, PhD, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The presentation will be followed by an hour long virtual support group. To register please call Cheryl Bauer at 1.800.265.5106 x247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, visit this page.
UK is constructing the first Proton Beam Therapy Cancer Treatment Centre, which will be opening in 2017. Proton beam therapy provides highly targeted radiotherapy for hard-to-reach cancers, such as brain cancer. Read the full article at WalesOnline.
December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. It is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others (GivingTuesday.ca). Consider donating to glioblastoma research this Tuesday! Did you know that the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, AB is a global leader in the treatment of glioblastomas? Find out more information and how to donate to their research here. Alternately, consider donating to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.
The FDA recently approved drug, Optune, in combination with temozolomide for patients with newly diagnosed GBMs. This treatment has increased survival rate by 3 months, compared to conventional treatment. Read the full article.
October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month! Learn more information and how you can help at the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
A promising new treatment for glioblastomas at the UT Health Science Centre San Antonio.
Read this article about cancer research taking place at the University of Northern BC.
Watch the American Brain Tumor Association’s webinar on future therapeutic strategies for glioblastomas. Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD, along with Maryam Rahman, MD, MS and David Tran, MD, PhD from the Preston A. Wells Jr Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, University of Florida, presents the latest in cutting edge care for GBM and lead a discussion about clinical trials and treatment options for the future.
Surrey, BC is about to become the Western Canadian leader in brain imaging. Read more…