National Brain Tumor Society


National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) 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 Value to the Brain Tumor Community

We are in the unique position to affect change across the drug development, policy and legislative, research, and clinical trial systems at all levels. We don’t focus on a single method or approach to defeating brain tumors. We drive a multi-faceted and thoughtful approach to aggressively influence and fund strategic research and discovery, as well as advocate for public policy changes, in order to achieve the greatest impact, results, and progress for brain tumor patients. Money raised by the generous donations of our supporters has directly funded groundbreaking discoveries, programs, clinical trials and policy initiatives.

Why We Are Different

We believe we can move the needle faster and drive more new discoveries by influencing and funding research, and actually bringing together policy makers, researchers, clinicians doctors and industry organizations to collaborate and share information in order to find better treatments and a cure for brain tumors. We are the only brain tumor organization that has an active public policy agenda, and we directly advocate to policymakers to give brain tumor patients a voice in Washington, D.C.

We are intimately connected with top brain tumor researchers, academics and clinicians. Some of the top brain tumor experts are scientific advisors on our programs, and we hire PhDs to help create informative content and translate new research developments into language that brain tumor patients and their families can understand and act on.

We don’t just write blank checks. We drive a thoughtful research agenda and hold our researchers’ feet to the fire by monitoring their progress and having them report on findings to the community to justify funding.

We support more than 23 signature, regional walks, races and rides and many other community and scientific events, so our mission is strong.

Our Impact

Money raised by the generous donations of our supporters has specifically funded groundbreaking discoveries and programs including:

  • Funding and leading research initiatives with the foremost brain tumor experts in the world,
  • Treatment discovery and development initiatives,
  • Clinical trials with leading biopharmaceuticals companies to increase drug development and create new options for treatment,
  • Critical platforms and processes for sharing cutting-edge medical and research information,
  • Advocacy and public policy initiatives to influence government legislation, regulations, and policy,
  • And finally, investing in our talented, unique and influential staff in order to drive these research and public policy advancements.

Why Invest in the National Brain Tumor Society

It takes the combined knowledge, expertise and dedication of many individuals and organizations to fight brain tumors and develop new treatments. This includes academic researchers, clinicians (neuro-oncologists, neuro-radiologists, neurosurgeons, etc.), biopharmaceutical companies, patients, survivors, caregivers, philanthropists, policy makers and regulators. When you give to one medical institution, you are helping just that one organization’s efforts. But, when you give to NBTS, you are investing in the combined power of the entire brain tumor community. Funding will go to many organizations and research efforts, giving brain tumor patients the best chance for better treatments.

This multi-pronged, community-based approach will help find treatments faster while promoting better information sharing and collaboration between experts around the world to find a cure for brain tumors. Only NBTS can convene these various forces through our programs and mission agenda in order to create rapid progress toward a cure.

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