1. Making Impact

    We’re with you in the fight against brain tumors, and together, we’re making an impact.

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    Fighting for more resources and new public policies to improve quality of life for all those affected. Register now for Head to the Hill 2014!

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    We know knowledge makes us more powerful than this disease. Download Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Brain Tumors today. Learn more

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    We are transforming tomorrow, today. See key highlights from our 2013 Summit. Learn more

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    We are committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Learn more

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    We are working to overcome the challenges of moving research to new treatments. Learn more

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    We foster collaboration to drive change and advance progress. Learn more

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow.
This means effecting change in the system at all levels.

Our Community Needs You

Community Needs you

Unite with us and the thousands of patients, families, and friends who are making a difference. Together, we are stronger than this disease.

Join the Fight

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To drive essential research


We support research poised to deliver change and transform discoveries into new treatments, as quickly as possible.

Advance Research

Our largest and boldest initiative, the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative aims to double the five-year survival rate of GBM patients. Read More

To Fight for Policy Change

Policy Change

A new treatment, and ultimately a cure, won't be found by a single action. It will also require policymaker education, regulatory environment changes, and improved access to essential care.

Advocate for Change

Oral chemotherapy parity legislation helps ensure all patients have equal access to quality treatments. Learn More

Together, We Create Real Impact

5 FDA treatments approved 500k in research funded 3 Legislative wins in 2012

From the Blog

  1. April 11, 2014

    Recently in Brain Tumor Research…

    …A round-up of recent news important to the brain tumor community New Revelations on Relationship Between Low- and High-grade Gliomas A comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade gliomas (grade II and III astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and mixed gliomas) of The Cancer Genome Atlas brain tumor studies found that low-grade gliomas can be sorted into three categories based [...]

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  2. March 31, 2014

    Reasons to Run: Brooke Howitt, MD, competes in the Boston Marathon to fight brain tumors

    On Patriots Day, April 21, 2014, runners from across the globe will compete in the annual Boston Marathon, one of the most renowned running competitions in the world. This year, the National Brain Tumor Society was fortunate enough to receive a number from the town of Newton, and we are excited to provide our number [...]

  3. March 27, 2014

    Project Impact Gets to Work: Removing Barriers to Pediatric Cancer Treatments

    The choice of when to push change in a broken system, “depends largely on timing, opportunity, and the leverage of the people initiating the change,[1]” according to popular theories in system change. Moreover, to achieve systems change leaders must, “bring people addressing parts of the problem around the same table,” and by “…inviting new people [...]

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