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    We’re with you in the fight against brain tumors, and together, we’re making an impact.

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    We know knowledge makes us more powerful than this disease. Download Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Brain Tumors today. Learn more

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    Transforming tomorrow, today. NBTS 2014 Summit, October 1-2, 2014 Learn more

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    We are committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Learn more

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    We are working to overcome the challenges of moving research to new treatments. Learn more

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    We foster collaboration to drive change and advance progress. Learn more

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow.
This means effecting change in the system at all levels.

Our Community Needs You

Community Needs you

Unite with us and the thousands of patients, families, and friends who are making a difference. Together, we are stronger than this disease.

Join the Fight

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To drive essential research


We support research poised to deliver change and transform discoveries into new treatments, as quickly as possible.

Advance Research

Our largest and boldest initiative, the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative aims to double the five-year survival rate of GBM patients. Read More

To Fight for Policy Change

Policy Change

A new treatment, and ultimately a cure, won't be found by a single action. It will also require policymaker education, regulatory environment changes, and improved access to essential care.

Advocate for Change

Oral chemotherapy parity legislation helps ensure all patients have equal access to quality treatments. Learn More

Together, We Create Real Impact

5 FDA treatments approved 500k in research funded 3 Legislative wins in 2012

From the Blog

  1. July 23, 2014

    Guest Blog: Fighting for Change

    Guest blogger Lisa Peabody is a volunteer advocate with the National Brain Tumor Society. Recently, she joined National Brain Tumor Society staff participating in the annual Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Day. I get on the Metro headed to the Capital Hill stop. I’m wearing my ‘walking’ shoes even though I’m dressed conservatively and professional. [...]

    Guest Blog: Fighting for Change
  2. July 10, 2014

    A “Full Force” Effort to Defeat GBM

    The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is the National Brain Tumor Society’s largest and boldest strategic research initiative to date*. The initiative aims to significantly improve the survival rate of patients who are battling glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Through robust collaborations comprised of leading GBM researchers, multiple and synergistic projects are driven by investigator teams with proven [...]

    A “Full Force” Effort to Defeat GBM
  3. July 10, 2014

    #BTSM Chat: Patients and Caregivers Discuss What They’d Like to See Addressed in New Treatments

    The first Sunday of each month brain tumor survivors, patients, family, and caregivers use Twitter to share experiences, ideas, and information. The Brain Tumor Social Media chat (#btsm) was started a little over a year ago by Liz Salmi.  The chats are moderated by Liz and Catherine Blotner and is promoted as a “patient-run Twitter [...]

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