National Brain Tumor Organizations
The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.
Brain Science Foundation supports basic and clinical research, promising new treatments, and opportunities to improve the quality of patient care. The Brain Science Foundation places a special emphasis on non-cancerous primary brain tumors, such as meningiomas.
This organization provides education and support for the parents and families of children diagnosed with brain tumors and seeks to provide resources for parents to find the best possible care for their child.
National Brain Tumor Society unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and care partners.
Medical and Research Centers
The Brain Tumor Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School provides a multidisciplinary approach and comprehensive care to patients with primary or metastatic central nervous system tumors.
This is where Kimberley was treated by Dr. Peter M. Black. The Brain Tumor Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute provides image guided surgery, craniotomy with brain mapping, intraoperative MRI, and skull base surgery.
A list of suggestions for dealing with your diagnosis, such as carrying a notebook to appointments, keeping a diary, getting second opinions, and so on.
CNI's Brain Tumor Team discusses the differing philosophies about brain tumor treatment and describes the latest treatments available.
Type "brain tumor" in the search field to find articles from MEDLINE or information on clinical trials, and more from this division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NYU Medical Center is one of the major brain tumor treatment centers in the country. This is where Mike was treated by Dr. Patrick Kelly and Dr. Michael Gruber.
Brain tumors fall under the classification of "rare disease" because less than 200,000 people are affected with one (that is, if you look by specific pathology such as astrocytoma or glioblastoma). This website covers current research, publications from scientific and medical journals, completed research, ongoing studies, and patient support groups.
The UCLA Neuro-oncology Program is a leading comprehensive brain tumor program using molecular diagnostics, gene expression analysis, cutting edge clinical trials and advanced medical informatics to customize treatment plans for cancer patients. Our mission is to provide effective personalized medicine for brain cancer patients.
Brain tumors can be aggressive and challenging to treat, even for experts. MD Anderson’s Anne C. Brooks Brain and Spine Center has nearly 75 years of experience diagnosing and treating brain tumors, spine tumors and skull base tumors. Our world-renowned surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation therapists work together to develop a customized care plan centered on your specific treatment needs.
General Links (not specific to brain tumors)
This site - from the makers of the Gamma Knife - offers an easy to read overview of radiation therapy and gamma knife surgery, as well as a medical glossary and overview of brain tumors. At this site, click on the Patient navigation button at the left.