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 20, 2017

    A Brain Tumor Journey, Part III: The Conclusion – Relief, Recovery, and Redemption

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    What follows is the third and concluding chapter of a brain tumor journey, told in her own words, by survivor, Sarah Vannatta. See Part I, HERE and Part II, HERE.  A few days after my surgery,

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  • April 19, 2017

    A Brain Tumor Journey, Part II: Bad Signs, Strong Emotions, and the Blur of the ICU

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    What follows is the second chapter of a brain tumor journey told in three parts, and her own words, by survivor, Sarah Vannatta. SEE PART I HERE.  Awaiting the scheduled CT scan, medication provid

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  • April 18, 2017

    A Brain Tumor Journey in Three Parts – Part I

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    Introduction: What follows is the first entry from a brain tumor journey told in three parts, and her own words, by survivor, Sarah Vannatta. Sarah is Senior Vice President of EconomicsPennsylvani

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