Become A Research Partner

National Brain Tumor Society funds only the most promising research poised to deliver results. Our funded research has contributed to the establishment of many of what are now the top adult and pediatric brain tumor research labs across the country, as well as advances in understanding brain tumor makeup and what could drive more effective treatments.

By partnering with us and supporting our strategic initiatives, you can help advance the understanding of brain tumors, improve the availability of new treatments, and drive the discovery of a cure. Learn more about the initiatives that you can contribute to directly.

Defeat GBM

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly aggressive, complex, and devastating form of brain cancer, effecting hundreds of people each day. We believe it is our duty to accelerate progress against this disease so we launched the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative in 2013 with the intent to double the 5 year survival rate of GBM patients. This comes at a time when collaboration is becoming the norm and the abundance of genomic data is accelerating diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic progress.

Oligo Research Fund

Oligodendroglioma (oligo) is a relatively rare brain tumor representing about 6% of gliomas, with a diagnosis rate of about 1,150 patients a year in the U.S. alone. Critical research is required to deliver oligo patients new therapies that are more durable and extend their lives. In order to make effective, targeted therapies a reality it is essential to identify and understand the molecular drivers of the tumor’s genesis and maintenance, as well as resistance.

Pediatric Initiatives

Our new pediatric initiative, Project Impact, will leverage increases in knowledge gained from earlier funded research efforts, and develop a program that can address critical barriers to progress within the drug discovery and development pipeline through an integrated approach to advance research toward new treatments for pediatric brain tumor patients.

Community Research

The Community Research Fund allows contributors to pool donations to support research on a specific type of tumor. This program leverages a team of highly experienced, nationally-recognized scientific experts, working with National Brain Tumor Society staff, to determine the best investment strategy for each fund.


From the Blog

  • May 20, 2015

    this is … a brain tumor documentary unfolding in real time

    Emory Josh and Jenna HR_-18

    Jennifer Keenan Giliberto’s photography captures life’s moments in an emotionally resonant way that transports the viewers into the narrative of each photo. Her meticulous eye is able to find and rec

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  • May 20, 2015

    Brain Tumor Awareness on NPR!

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    To celebrate the final two weeks of Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2015, the National Brain Tumor Society has teamed up with WAMU 88.5 FM – the National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate of the Washington, D.C. and Greater Capitol region – to

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  • May 18, 2015

    Inaugural Grey Soirée Raises More Than $1 Million For Brain Tumor Research

    Funds from exclusive gala event at historic Hickory Hill will support the National Brain Tumor Society’s efforts to find better treatments and cures for brain tumors National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today announced that the inaugural Grey Soirée gala event raised more […]

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