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Caregivers of Brain Tumor Patients Support Group at UCLA
The UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program sponsors a monthly support group for adult family members and friends caring for a loved one with a brain tumor. This group provides guidance and support to meet the challenges unique to the brain tumor caregiver.

The meeting is facilitated by Cheryl Abe, LCSW, and is offered once a month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the 200 UCLA Medical Plaza. A light dinner is served.

For more information please call Cheryl Abe, LCSW at (310) 206-6731.

 Meeting dates for 2014:
• September 11th
• October 9th
• November 13th
• December 11th

Dani Saleh Brain Cancer Research Fund at UCLA

The Dani Saleh Brain Cancer Research Fund supports the brain cancer research collaboration between Dr. Timothy Cloughesy and Dr. Stan Nelson. This fund will directly support the work and training of a research fellow in Dr. Stan Nelson’s lab.

Dr. Nelson is Professor and Vice Chair of Human Genetics and Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

UCLA Neuro-Oncology & SiliconMED Launch Online Tool Correlating Gene Expression Levels with Overall Survival of Brain Cancer Patients

Genomic analysis is a powerful new tool permitting unprecedented insights into how brain tumors form and has been enabled primarily through microarray technology., a new web based tool, is aiming to help clinicians and researchers take the massive amount of data created by microarrays and better visualize gene expression levels and how they relate to the overall survival of brain cancer patients.

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UCLA Neuro-Oncology : Breakthroughs Spotlighting new discovery in brain cancer research.

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