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

  • April 29, 2016

    From the CEO’s Desk: Entering May with Momentum

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    For our community, May is perhaps of the most important month of the year. It’s a month that the entire brain tumor community in the United States – patients, survivors, caregivers, patient advocacy

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  • April 28, 2016

    May is Brain Tumor ACTION Month

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    In three days, Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2016 kicks off in the United States. But this time around, our neighbors to the North are joining with us and moving their annual month of

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  • April 20, 2016

    Committed and Connected: Kelly Burns

      Kelly Burns is passionately committed. As the State Lead Advocate representing the Pine Tree State, Kelly is devoted to advancing the fight against brain tumors. As a community event organizer, she single-handedly stages an annual 5K race near her home in rural Maine, which is already on track to beat it’s 2016 goal of […]

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