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.

Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors Research Collaborative

The Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors Research Collaborative is a powerful, unique global research and drug discovery program which aims to improve clinical outcomes for pediatric brain tumor patients – and ultimately find a cure for brain tumors to save these kids.

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

  • August 25, 2020

    Build Me Up: Glioblastoma Caregiver Gets National Platform (Q&A)

    Corie Yutkin is a member of the NBTS Board of Directors, a long-time advocate, and a dedicated supporter of our vision to conquer and cure brain tumors – once and for all. Corie became involved with NBTS following her husband, Michael̵

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  • July 23, 2020

    Sights & Sounds: Glioblastoma Awareness Day (#GBMDay) 2020

    Perhaps Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute, summed up Glioblastoma (GBM) Awareness Day 2020 best when he said during NBTS’s Defeating GBM: A Virtual Town Hall event, “Events like this

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  • July 7, 2020

    The Rights of Brain Tumor Patients That Every Country Should Strive to Deliver

    On July 3, 2020, the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), along with more than 70 of our colleague organizations from across the international brain tumor community, welcomed the release of a new Brain Tumour Pati

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