The ABTA exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. Beginning in 1973, the ABTA is the oldest organization furthering the efforts of research and patient education services.

The American Brain Tumor Association is a not-for-profit independent organization. Not affiliated with any one institution, the ABTA serves individuals globally and awards funds to researchers throughout the United States and Canada. This year the ABTA will award $2.6 million dollars to fund research in an effort to find new treatments for brain tumors.

Over 190,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with brain tumors. The cuse of brain tumors is unknown. Brain tumors are difficult to diagnose because their symptoms often mimic other diseases, often causing delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis altogether. Brain tumors do not discriminate and can strike anyone at any age, gender, or ethinicity.

To find the latest information in research, diagnosis, trends and treatment of brain tumors, please visit the American Brain Tumor Association’s website at

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Childhood Brain Tumors
Treatment Options
Searching Medical Journals
About Clinical Trials
Find Clinical Trials
Treating Brain Tumors
Quality of Life Studies

Tips for Living and Coping

TLC is a monthly bulletin from which addresses the psychosocial needs of brain tumor patients and survivors. View archived editions via the link below:

ABTA Headlines