- Slides: 14
Presentation by Denis Strangman, Chair, International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA)
Brain tumours can be the most devastating of all cancers. They can have a major impact on the patient, their family and the caregivers. 腦腫瘤可以說是破壞性最大的癌症。他們會對病人，他們的家庭和其照顧 者有重大的影響。 I know this because my late wife Margaret was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour in 2000 and died in 2001. 我會知道這個事實, 是因為我過世的妻子瑪格麗特在 2000年被診斷出多型 性神經膠質母細胞腦瘤, 並且已經在 2001年去世。 Because we do not understand what causes brain tumours we can become confused. We seek an explanation as to why this illness has affected us but often there are no answers. 因為我們不知道是什麼原因導致腦瘤，我們常常會感到非常疑惑。我們到 處尋求解釋為何這種疾病影響了我們，但是往往沒有辦法找到任何答复。 I wish to tell you that I have met brain tumour patients and their families from around the world and they are just like you they are seeking knowledge about the most effective therapies and they wish only a good outcome for their loved one. 我想讓你們了解，我見過了來自世界各地的腦腫瘤病人及其家屬，他們就 像你們一樣，正在尋求知識的最有效治療方法，並且希望能為他們的親人 有好的結果。
The International Brain Tumour Alliance - IBTA Established at the World Federation of Neuro Oncology Conference Edinburgh, UK 7 May 2005
Mike Traynor, Co- Founder, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the US.
HOPE • “Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see – in the mind’s eye – a path to a better future. ” - Jerome Groopman Japanese pediatric brain tumour patients with their logo –”helping each other to get back their smile”.
THE INTERNATIONAL BRAIN TUMOUR ALLIANCE www. theibta. org greater collaboration ► greater knowledge ► greater hope Thank you! International Brain Tumour Alliance - IBTA