The Children’s Brain Tumor FoundationJune 12, 2015 -
The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Their mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors. The foundation offers a free resource guide that is now in it’s fourth edition. This resource guide is full of practical information to sort through the complexities of medical procedures, interruptions to school and social life, and uncertainty about the future. The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation also co-sponsors conferences to provide families, survivors and health care professionals with the latest research, treatments and strategies.
CBTF has awarded over $5 million in grants for basic and clinical research related to pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, and over $625,000 has been given out in Quality of Life Grants. The foundation believes that only through scientific research will we identify the causes of, and effective treatments for brain tumors in children. They fund cutting-edge research done by respected scientists at top academic medical centers nationwide. Learn more about the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation on their website.