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94% of People With Glioblastoma Demand Healthcare Overhaul

NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 94% of people affected by glioblastoma see providing the "best treatment regardless of personal financial situation" and 55% see "the elimination of co-pays" as essential. These are the headline results from 400+ people surveyed by OurBrainBank.

The survey shows: 

GBM patients face a median survival of 14 months, and +5% survive five years. In nearly 100 years, only five new treatments have been approved.

Hundreds of comments poured in.

OurBrainBank founder Jessica Morris, living with GBM, will hand-deliver the findings to Capitol Hill on July 17.

Fabio Iwamoto MD, Deputy Director, Neuro-Oncology, Columbia University and chair of OurBrainBank's medical advisors, commented: "This survey and patient comments make for compelling reading ? people are rightly desperate for change."

Jessica Morris, founder OurBrainBank said, "Our survey shows imagination in the face of adversity ? we are a desperate community. I cannot think of a better way to honor the lives of those who have died from glioblastoma, by devoting our lives to make real change.

"OurBrainBank thanks the U.S. Senate for this important gesture."

In a rare showing of bipartisanship, the Glioblastoma Awareness Day Resolution was signed by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Martha McSally (R-AZ).

It honors those we've lost and recognizes the challenges faced by people living with GBM. Public figures who've succumbed include Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy; Beau Biden, and George Gershwin.

OurBrainBank is a patient-led movement designed to move glioblastoma from terminal to treatable, powered by patients. Our key tool is a free app which both enables people affected by GBM to manage their disease better and helps further research.

Contact: Martha Wilkie  2124637664, 218242@email4pr.com

OurBrainBank Advisors
Terri S. Armstrong PhD, NIH
Marina Benaur MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Alexis Demopoulos MD, Northwell Health
Bruce Hellman CEO, uMotif 
Fabio M. Iwamoto MD, Columbia University
Mario Lacouture MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Lakshmi Nayak MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Daniel A. Orringer MD, Michigan Medicine
Joshua Silverman MD, NYU Langone Health

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SOURCE OurBrainBank

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