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The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

The Tug McGraw Research Center | Quality of Life and Supportive Care Research in Neuro-Oncology

Our Achievements

Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life of people with brain tumors and their families by stimulating and facilitating research that addresses the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and/or spiritual impact of the disease

Our Goals

  • Develop and validate instruments to improve measurement of quality of life among patients with brain tumors and their families
  • Describe quality of life needs and priorities among patients with brain tumors and their families
  • Conduct clinical studies designed to assess interventions with potential to improve quality of life and symptom control among patients with brain tumors and their families, including:
    • Behavioral / cognitive interventions
    • Psychosocial interventions
    • Pharmacotherapeutic interventions
  • Provide data that affords comparisons among treatments options based on quality of life outcomes of various treatments


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