Advance Research

Advance Research

We are working to drive research to better treatments, and ultimately a cure, as quickly as possible

From basic science to clinical trial designs, the National Brain Tumor Society partners with the world’s leaders in research, public policy, and clinical care to advance the understanding of brain tumors, expand the availability of new treatments, and drive the discovery of a cure. With targeted programs for both adult and pediatric brain tumors, as well as other strategic initiatives to improve access and approvals of newfound discoveries, we drive bold, innovative programs to ensure a brighter future.

Integrated Initiatives

Integrated Initiatives

Uniquely poised to drive change and progress throughout the drug discovery and development pipeline, our initiatives and programs further knowledge and deliver results to our community.

Our funding strategy

Our Funding Strategy

Driven by the needs of this community, we have funded more than $30 million dollars of promising and innovative research for both adults and pediatric brain tumors.

Research funding opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Our innovative funding models are designed to support rigorous scientific investigation and drive progress toward treatments and the discovery of a cure.


From the Blog

  • February 23, 2017

    this is… not the end. A brain tumor documentary concludes, celebrating life

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    “Life is fragile,” Jennifer Keenan Giliberto said. The Georgia photographer’s work shows the complex fragility and strength of the human spirit. She’s also a brain tumor survivor. In May of 2015, I cove

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  • February 16, 2017

    From the CEO’s Desk: The Future of National Healthcare Policy

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    National Brain Tumor Society’s mission is to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for all brain tumors. And our interim ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ is to help turn a brain tumor diagnosis

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  • February 8, 2017

    Hiding in Plain Sight: Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Helps Produce Paradigm-Shifting Study

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    Short Summary: Small fragments of DNA that are not part of chromosomes (where DNA is usually packaged in human cells) – which were thought to be inconsequential and extremely rar

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