The PAN Foundation and the American Brain Tumor Association today announced they are launching a new partnership to help people living with glioblastoma, providing up to $1,600 per year in financial assistance and support services for patients and their caregivers or loved ones.
Glioblastoma multiforme, also known as glioblastoma, is a grade four malignant brain tumor. It is the most aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer, which invades nearby regions of the brain and in rare cases, spreads elsewhere in the body.
The Cleveland Clinic estimates that 13,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with glioblastoma each year. Glioblastomas account for nearly 50 percent of cancerous brain tumors. The average age at diagnosis is 64.
“We are pleased to partner with the American Brain Tumor Association and expand the support we offer to people living with glioblastoma,” said PAN President and CEO Kevin L. Hagan. “It’s our goal to ease the financial and emotional burdens felt by those diagnosed, as well as their loved ones. We are certain that this new partnership will be a benefit to many.”
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides comprehensive resources to support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, across all ages and tumor types, as well as the critical funding of research.
“This aggressive disease requires multiple forms of treatment, and each of them are expensive, particularly for older adults who may be living on a fixed income,” said ABTA President and CEO Ralph DeVitto. “We are grateful to join forces with PAN to offer educational resources, social support, and financial assistance.”
Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation Glioblastoma Multiforme Fund are eligible to receive $1,600 per year in financial assistance.
To get financial assistance for glioblastoma, patients must:
- Be getting treatment for glioblastoma.
- Have health insurance that covers the qualifying medication or product.
- Have an income that falls at or below 500 percent of the federal poverty level.
About the PAN Foundation
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
Since 2004, we have provided more than 1 million underinsured patients with $4 billion in financial assistance. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers, and pharmacies, we provide the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Learn more at panfoundation.org.
About the American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association provides comprehensive resources to support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, across all ages and tumor types, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnoses, treatments, and care. To learn more, visit abta.org or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).
Liz Eckert, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
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