About Us

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Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types and all age groups. For 40 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.


Explore this website to learn more about ABTA. If you have questions, or are looking for help or resources, please call our ABTA CareLine at 800-886-ABTA (2282) or send an email to: abtacares@abta.org.


Our Mission

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.

We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.


Our Founding

The American Brain Tumor Association was founded in 1973 by two mothers – Susan Netchin Kramer and Linda Gene Goldstein. Click here to see original Articles of Incorporation and subsequent amendments.