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

  1. 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 [...]

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  2. 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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  3. June 24, 2014

    The (Critical) Case for Pediatric Brain Tumor & Cancer Advocacy

    National Brain Tumor Society is one of many disease-based organizations to join the chorus of supporters of stronger funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The agency – through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other institutes – is the largest funder of brain tumor research in the country. Dwindling investment in this agency [...]

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