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Head to the Hill Advocacy Day Draws Hundreds to Capitol Hill to Speak-up for the Vital Needs of the Brain Tumor Community
Date:5/7/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today held their annual “Head to the Hill” advocacy day in Washington, D.C. The event drew hundreds of brain tumor advocates from across the country to the nation’s capital to educate their respective congressional delegations on the critical issues currently facing the brain tumor community.

“Head to the Hill provides the National Brain Tumor Society and our supporters a tremendous platform to engage policy makers in a conversation about the impact decisions in Washington have on this very vulnerable population,” said N. Paul TonThat, Executive Director, National Brain Tumor Society. “As an organization that seeks to accelerate the discovery of new treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors, public policy advocacy plays a crucial role in our integrated program agenda.”

Brain tumors are a serious, life-threating illness that can strike anyone at any time. Yet treatment options remain limited, advancements toward new therapies are underfunded, and the recent sequestration cuts to government-funded research threatens to further undermine the fight against this life-threatening tumor. To make matters worse, the standard chemotherapy for brain tumor patients is often not covered equitably by insurance plans because it comes in a pill form.

Thus, the message delivered to Congress from the brain tumor advocates on the Hill this afternoon was two-fold: Invest in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and support the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act (HR 1801) recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Brian Higgins and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors.

Cuts to NIH – the largest funder of brain tumor research in the United States, through the National Cancer Institute – due to sequestration couldn’t come at a worse time for the br
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