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

  1. September 29, 2014

    Making Sense of Project Impact: Preclinical testing

    As part of our effort to raise awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we created an infographic about our newest initiative that aims to get new and better treatments to children with brain tumors – Project Impact. Today, we want to spend some time talking about a major piece of that initiative, the so-called “preclinical […]

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  2. September 25, 2014

    Oligodendroglioma Research Fund: An Update & History

    Oligodendroglioma is a rare form of brain cancer, making up only 4% of all diagnosed primary brain tumors. Because of its relative rarity, research efforts on this tumor type lagged behind many more prevalent forms of brain tumors and cancer. To address this issue, the National Brain Tumor Foundation, later merging with the Brain Tumor […]

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  3. September 18, 2014

    Blogger Roundtable: Reflections and Goals

    Fall is often a time of reflection. For our second Blogger Roundtable, we asked bloggers to submit a post from the summer that they wanted to share with the brain tumor community. The bloggers we are featuring today share a common theme: they reflect on the months and years of their treatments and think about […]

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