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Edward Hermann dies of brain cancer Edward Hermann dies of brain cancer

  Actor Edward Hermann's family announced on January 1, 2015 that their father and husband died of brain cancer on December 31, 2014. Known for film roles such as Oliver Stone's Nixon, and many  recurring television roles including: St. Elsewhere, The Practice, Oz, Grey’s Anatomy, ...

Ringing in the new year Ringing in the new year

Together. We are changing the future for the brain tumour community. As this New Year kicks off, we'd like to thank you for everything you do for brain tumour patients and families all across Canada. Whether you give, advocate or volunteer (or a combination of the three!), your support and dedication is ...

Take one last action to help brain tumour patients Take one last action to help brain tumour patients

In just 5 minutes, you can change the future for brain tumour patients like Taite. Taite was just 20 when he passed away from brain cancer. It was a devastating blow for his family, friends and entire community. Now, Taite's loved ones have turned their sorrow into hope - the hope that no other family endures ...

Thank you for giving the gift of hope! Thank you for giving the gift of hope!

For brain tumour patients and their loved ones, hope brightens the darkest of days -- hope for better treatments and hope for a cure. Your gift to support brain tumour research makes this hope possible. Thank you for your generosity. When you fund research students like Samer and Spencer, you make their work ...

Living with the effects of a brain tumour steals independence, steals memories, and steals family. Living with the effects of a brain tumour steals independence, steals memories, and steals family.

You can change that today. Brain tumour survivors are often left with life-altering effects from the disease or treatment. Over the past year, medical student and researcher Nadia has witnessed this first-hand through her work with brain tumour patients. "Despite excellent support and advancements in ...

Help brain tumour patients get the personalized care they deserve Help brain tumour patients get the personalized care they deserve

Brain tumour patients deserve personalized treatment, and YOU and Shriya will help get us there. When budding researcher Shriya had the chance to watch over a brain tumour patient during their surgery and recovery, she was instantly invested in finding better treatments for those diagnosed. Since that day, ...

Your gift will change the future for brain tumour patients Your gift will change the future for brain tumour patients

Your gift will change the future for brain tumour patients For young researcher Thusyanth, discovering that every day 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour was shocking. It was enough for the budding medical student to devote his career to brain tumour research. It's critical that the best and ...

Montreal Program Expansion Montreal Program Expansion

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada reached an exciting milestone. Thanks to the generous support of donors, patients and families in Quebec now have support groups to call their own. These new groups mark the formal expansion of the organization into Quebec. In addition to these two ...

Honouring Fathers Honouring Fathers

Father's Day is Sunday June 15. Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers who are part of the brain tumour community – we wish you a day of relaxation, peace and love. We also want to acknowledge that days of celebration like Father’s Day can be difficult for us as we travel the journey with a brain ...

New SpringSprint.ca is now 'Live' New SpringSprint.ca is now 'Live'

To best serve the more than 7,000 Spring Sprint participants and donors we are proud to share a number of improvements to SpringSprint.ca! Your support is critical to helping every Canadian affected by a brain tumour and with the improved website; you will be able to have the best Spring Sprint ever. Some of ...

You can change the life of a brain tumour survivor. You can change the life of a brain tumour survivor.

You can still make a difference in 2013! Donate before midnight on December 31, 2013 and change the life of a brain tumour survivor. When you give, you: You help a young brain tumour survivor realize their dreams. You help families lift the financial burden of a brain tumour. ...

"I just wanted to be normal" "I just wanted to be normal"

"This experience has drastically changed my life, but I will not let it get in the way of achieving my dreams." Michael is an inspiring teenager. As a young brain tumour survivor, he's never let his challenges get him down. Despite the difficulties Michael faced throughout his multiple radiation ...

Katrina is a young brain tumour survivor who wants to make a change for patients. Katrina is a young brain tumour survivor who wants to make a change for patients.

This holiday season, you can change the life of one brain tumour survivor. Katrina was diagnosed with a large hemangioma at 15, but it took years of trial and error before that to get to the bottom of her health challenges. The experience shaped Katrina's academic goals and hopes for the ...

You can make dreams come true for brain tumour survivors like Daniel You can make dreams come true for brain tumour survivors like Daniel

This holiday season, you can change the life of one brain tumour survivor. Daniel's brain tumour journey began when he was just six years old. At ages seven and ten, Daniel faced recurrences of medulloblastoma, an aggressive childhood brain tumour. Several rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery changed ...

Change the life of one brain tumour survivor Change the life of one brain tumour survivor

This holiday season, you can change the life of one brain tumour survivor. Bailey began her brain tumour journey when she was 14 years old. For her, the chance to pursue a nursing career is a dream come true. "After all the great care I received during my many hospitalizations I began to consider nursing ...

Live Streaming Event - Oct 19

See and hear Dr. Jay Easaw give the Keynote Presentation from 9:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT), and be part of the panel discussion where questions - See more at: http://www.braintumour.ca/4748/calgary-brain-tumour-information-day#sthash.qEWM5heM.dpuf See and hear two presentations with ...

Remembering Dr. Donald Low Remembering Dr. Donald Low

September 19, 2013 Well known for his incredible contribution to the effort to combat the 2003 SARS epidemic, epidemiologist Dr. Donald Low has died of a brain tumour. We are incredibly sad to learn about Dr. Low’s death and send our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Read more ...

Thank You Nazem Kadri Thank You Nazem Kadri

The 2013 Kadri Charity Golf Classic is being held at the beautiful FireRock Golf and Country Club on Sunday August 11th, 2013. - See more at: http://www.braintumour.ca/4726/kadri-charity-golf-classic#sthash.PQCMOtpE.dpuf On Sunday August 11th, 2013 Toronto Maple Leaf superstar Nazem Kadri held his first ...

To Everyone in Calgary To Everyone in Calgary

Over the last few days, we have been watching the reports of flooding, evacuation and power outages in Calgary. To all of the brain tumour patients and survivors, family, friends and health care professionals in Calgary please know that you are in our thoughts. We wish you the best as you navigate the aftermath ...

Bevacizumab (Avastin®) Update – June 2013 Bevacizumab (Avastin®) Update – June 2013

New research about the brain tumour treatment Bevacizumab (Avastin®) was released at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2013 Annual Meeting. Results were presented from two recent clinical trials focused on the treatment. Because Avastin is one of the few new treatments that have been ...

Wayne Fleming dies of brain cancer

Former Edmonton Oilers assistant coach Wayne Fleming dies of brain cancer March 28, 2013 Yesterday, we learned that "hockey's everyman", former Edmonton Oilers assistant coach, died of brain cancer on Monday. He passed away two years after his diagnosis - when he was working for the Tampa Bay ...

In the News: Valerie Harper

March 6, 2013 Today we learned that Valerie Harper, made famous by playing the role of Rhoda Morgenstern on television's The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, Rhoda, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. When these types of celebrity announcements occur, we are sadly reminded that brain tumours ...

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Email Issue: Update Sept 19

Update on September 19 at 9:00 am. We think we have a solution to the email issue we have been experiencing, however, if you sent an email to us in the last couple of days and don't hear anything, please follow-up so that you get the service you need. We want to be sure that anyone requiring help or support can ...

Brain Tumours in the News

Sheryl Crow, Brain Tumours and Cell Phones ... September 11, 2012 You may have seen Sheryl Crow again in the news discussing her non-malignant brain tumour and her opinion that it is related to her cell phone use. We note that this is her opinion and point anyone concerned about this issue to our fact page ...

Non-Malignant Brain Tumours in the News

The Impact of a Brain Tumour, Regardless of Stage or Grade This week we all learned about singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow’s diagnosis of a non-malignant (reportedly Meningioma) brain tumour. And so, once again, we are reminded that brain tumours don’t discriminate; they affect people of all ages ...

Mobile App for Spring Sprint

In an effort to help everyone affected by a brain tumour we are constantly looking at opportunities with new technologies. Connecting the brain tumour community with smart phones and tablets is something we have been exploring and will continue to do. Recently we were presented with an opportunity to test out an ...

In the News: Losing Two Athletic Greats

February 17, 2012   Today we learned about two athletic greats losing their lives to brain tumours: former Montreal Expo catcher and Hall of Fame member Gary Carter and former Toronto and Winnipeg fullback Warren Hudson.  Late yesterday afternoon, Gary Carter's (often referred to as ‘The ...

Caregiver and Survivor Takes Advocacy to the National Level Caregiver and Survivor Takes Advocacy to the National Level

The cliché is; “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade,” and activist Femma Norton brings this saying to life by taking the many lemons she has been given and squeezing the most out of them. Her sheer optimism and determination have led to important efforts for the brain tumour ...

Father to Share Daughter’s Brain Tumour Journey at August Event

Vicki Jackson’s father Dave Ozard vividly remembers the afternoon when his 36-year-old daughter, a mother to two young boys, first said she was worried she might have a brain tumour. It was the summer of 2009 and Vicki and he were sitting in his backyard chatting. Some odd symptoms that she had been ...

Research Funding Opportunity

Developmental neurobiology is an investigational link that ties together and balances the essential components of pediatric brain tumor research that are required for the discovery and development of effective brain tumor therapies with minimal adverse effects on the brain’s continuing normal ...

Duo Cycling Across Canada Duo Cycling Across Canada

Raising Funds and Awareness about Brain Tumours July 14, 2011 Update: Congratulations to Andrea and Derek for making it all the way across Canada. You did an amazing job raising awareness about brain tumours and important funds for research and patient programs and support. Way to go! Andrea Senyk and ...

Share Your Feedback

Thank you for your participation! The survey is now closed. Your feedback is now being tabulated and the winner of the Awareness Prize package will be annouced during the week of July 25, 2011. We want to hear from you about BrainTumour.ca. Complete a short online survey between now and July 22, 2011 and be ...

Olympic Athlete Supports Brain Tumour Research in Honour of Father Olympic Athlete Supports Brain Tumour Research in Honour of Father

As an elite athlete, Cheryl Bernard faces challenges head-on with determination and force. Her father’s courageous journey with a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) was no different and following his diagnosis, she quickly found herself focusing a great deal of her energy on treatment, appointments and care. ...

Spring Sprint Breaks Records

An outstanding 5,800 brain tumour patients and their supporters from across Canada have come together and raised a record-breaking $1.5 million for critical brain tumour research and patient programs during the recent Spring Sprint fundraising program.  With more participants than ever, the 21 events across ...

Recent News About Cell Phones

Over the last few years, there has been concern about the possibility of health effects resulting from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, such as those emitted by wireless communication devices. On May 31, 2011, an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new ...

Offering Families in BC Hope and Support Offering Families in BC Hope and Support

Families in BC with a child with a brain tumour once had nowhere to turn for help and support but a few years ago, this changed thanks to the dedication, hard work and determination of two women. Together, volunteers Kathy Thornton and Jacqueline Huff have brought the BrainWAVE program to the brain tumour ...

Spring Sprint Racing towards Success

The final three Spring Sprint events are coming this weekend and there is still time to register for them, participate in the Virtual Run or pledge one of the other 18 events that have already taken place. You can also view photos of the events that have taken place here. Contact us if you want to share your own ...

Register Now for Spring Sprint

This year there are 21 Spring Sprint events in eight provinces across Canada, each event is driven by volunteers. You can participate in the Virtual Run if there is no Spring Sprint in your city! The goal this year is to raise $1.5 million for education, information, and support for the estimated 55,000 ...

Read the 2010 Report to the Community

You can now read the 2010 Report to the Community. This report back to you details the positive impact your support has made this past year. Throughout 2010 more people affected by brain tumours were brought hope because of the dedication of people like you. The services and programs of Brain Tumour ...

Read BrainStorm Issue 75 Now

Read the 75th edition of BrainStorm, with its new look and features ...

Welcome to the New BrainTumour.ca

In response to your requests for more information, more ways to make connections with the brain tumour community across Canada and a clearer understanding of how you can help,a new and improved Braintumour.ca is now here. This new website is for everyone. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, health care ...

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Kate's Mum's Story

"May 2006 is a month I will never forget. That was the moment that everything became before the cancer, and after the cancer. It was a mark in time that would forever change my family"... Read more about Kate's Mum's story from her diagnosis of glioblastoma in 2006 and how Mum has beaten the odds to still be here today.

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Roy and the Gamma Knife – A Happy Tale

I had headaches, almost daily, for 10 years or more. It was a rare day if I did not have a headache. I used to joke that I should own...

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Courtney’s Story of Stability

Stability. It’s a strange concept when you have what it known to be a progressive, life long illness. You hear the words, “Your tumour...

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