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 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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  2. September 4, 2014

    Progress for Pediatrics

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I never imagined that my daughter, one of my children, could get a brain tumor… -Natalie Walsh Natalie Walsh is a mother of three and shared with us the story of her daughter, Daisy. Please watch the video:   For kids like Daisy, and the thousands of other children diagnosed […]

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  3. August 26, 2014

    Guest Blog: On Being a Caregiver

    Guest blogger Sarah Whitlock of Brooklyn, NY, shares her experience being a caregiver to a family member with a brain tumor. Sarah is captain for team Mark’s Mob at the New York Brain Tumor Walk. The following is adapted from a speech she delivered at the 2014 New York Brain Tumor Walk and is Sarah’s point of […]

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