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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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  • Initial findings from clinical trials separately exploring the safety and efficacy of immunotherapy agents nivolumab (Opdivo) and pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as potential treatments for patients with glioblastoma are promising.

  • “Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.”

  • “…the most useful and influential people [in America] are those who take the deepest interest in institutions that exist for the purpose of making the world better.”


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  • The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors.

  • A study reports that the same biological qualities that let Zika do its devastating neurological fetal damage, can also destroy the stem cells of glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumors.

  • The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors.

  • Cancer metastases to the brain are a major healthcare burden. For single metastases, surgical removal of the tumor followed by whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is the standard of care and has been shown to improve survival compared with WBRT alone. However, it may also decrease cognitive function.

  • A research team found that the Zika virus may selectively kill brain tumor cells while not harming normal brain cells...in a laboratory. The results are promising.

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