WELCOME TO THE SSBTR WEBSITE!Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference. The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.
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RECENT BRAIN TUMOR ARTICLES
- Posted by Ron Hirsch on 12/06/2013
Cancer researchers say they have created a new and easier technique to diagnose brain tumors in just a half hour.
- Posted by Ron Hirsch on 12/02/2013
A team of researchers led by Dr. Jim Olson from the Seattle Children’s Hospital have developed an effective treatment for brain cancer using scorpion venom.
- Posted by Ron Hirsch on 11/25/2013
Eight of 16 patients participating in a study of an experimental immune system therapy directed against glioblastoma multiforme – survived longer than five years after diagnosis.
- Posted by Ron Hirsch on 11/23/2013
Imaging technique tells tumor tissue from normal tissue, could be used in operating room for real-time guidance of surgery
- Posted by Ron Hirsch on 11/19/2013
Agenus Inc., a developer of therapeutic vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases, today announced that its Prophage Series (HSPPC-96) vaccine program for the treatment of brain cancer was selected as a 2013 Top Project to Watch in oncology.
- Posted by Ron Hirsch on 11/10/2013
Glioblastoma multiform, the brain cancer that kills approximately 13,000 Americans a year, is aggressive and incurable. Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to demonstrate delivery of a drug that turns off a critical gene in this complex cancer, increasing survival rates significantly in animals with the deadly disease.
- Posted by Ron Hirsch on 11/06/2013
Precision is critical when it comes to operating on the brain. Brain tumors are located by using a 3D coordinate system along with an MRI.
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