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 8, 2016

    Walk. Donate. Inspire.

    How attending NBTS events provides more than fundraising Dr. Anders Persson, PhD, has been involved in the neuro-oncolgy field since 2003. His work has been funded by NBTS and has been instrumental in the stud of gliomas. Did you wonder where his inspiration to carry on his work comes from? It was from interacting with members […]

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  • February 5, 2016

    Guest Blog: Victor Remains Faithful to His Own Fight

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    “I’m sorry, but we have found a 3cm pilocytic astrocytoma on Victor’s brain stem. We must immediately transfer him for brain surgery. Do you have a preference between Duke or Chapel Hill?” The wo

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  • February 4, 2016

    World Cancer Day 2016

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    February 4, 2016 is World Cancer Day, the global day of awareness that shines the light on one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Over the past week, we’ve talked about the strides that have been made in the brain tumor space toward new treatments

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