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Expert Neurosurgeons and Neuro-oncologists to Speak at 6th Annual Brain Tumor Awareness Day Convention
Date:11/9/2007

Over 300 patients, caregivers expected at day-long program of information

and support in New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the country's neurology, research, neuro-oncology and caregiving experts will join brain tumor patients, caregivers and loved ones to share the latest in treatment, research and clinical trials; complementary therapies; and the impact of diagnosis on the whole family at the 6th Annual Brain Tumor Awareness Day Convention, Sunday, November 11th, 2007 (8:00am to 4:30pm) in the Farkas Auditorium, NYU Medical Center, 530 First Avenue, in Manhattan.

Brain Tumor Awareness Day (BTAD), sponsored by The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF), provides information and support to those coping with a brain tumor. Following diagnosis, there are important decisions to be made: Do you ask for second opinion? Which hospitals/doctors have the most experience with brain tumors? What kind of insurance coverage can you get? BTAD 2007 speakers and panelists will address these and other issues and empower patients and families to make decisions on their own.

"Last year's event far exceeded all expectations," said Michael Schreiber, Chairman of the Board of BTF. "The presentations were superb and the eagerness of participants to obtain the latest information reflected the importance of the day."

The convention seeks to raise awareness about early detection among the general public and medical professionals. "Regrettably, most symptomatic brain tumors are incurable. I am convinced that early detection is the best insurance that treatment will be effective and more lives will be saved," says Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, Founder and President of BTF. Each registrant of Brain Tumor Awareness Day can get a free, onsite MRI brain scan, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Founded by Patrick J. Kelly, M.D. F.A.C.S., Joseph Ransohoff Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center, BT
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