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

  • May 26, 2017

    Guest Blog: Navigating the Brain Tumor Journey as Part of a Community

    Nancy Cincotta is the Psychosocial Director, Camp Sunshine* at Sebago Lake. Regardless of where you are in life, a diagnosis of a brain tumor is daunting. You and your family may feel disconnected from the world you had previously been part of, an

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  • May 24, 2017

    It IS Brain Surgery: Part II – A Patient Perspective

    In Part I of this expert series on neurosurgery (brain surgery) we discussed the purpose of this series, and heard from a neurosurgeon about the basics of brain tumor surgery. Today, we hear from a patient that has experience how diffic

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  • May 19, 2017

    Closing In on a Prime Suspect: Scientific Evidence Mounts in the Search for Better Treatments for Kids with Brain Tumors

    A version of the following originally appeared on the St. Baldrick’s Foundation blog. Last September, during the annual commemoration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, National Brain Tumor Society tea

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