For Health Care Professionals

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The American Brain Tumor Association is here as your partner in care. As a professional working in the brain tumor community, you are already dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality care to brain tumor patients and their families.  

Let the ABTA help enhance that care by providing supplemental and meaningful resources for your patients and their caregivers.

Through the ABTA you can also:

  • View the Brain Tumor Clinical Practice Guidelines.  To meet the unique needs of brain tumor patients, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) announce the availability of the first ever nursing clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for both the treatment of adults with brain tumors and the treatment of pediatric brain tumor patients.
  • Enroll in the ABTA’s new Brain Tumor Support Group Facilitator Training Program, which provides tools for clinical and nonclinical support group leaders to meet the unique needs and challenges of brain tumor patients and caregivers in communities nationwide.  Nurses and Social Workers are eligible for 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Palliative Care:

The ABTA understands health care professionals treat brain tumor patients in many ways through the trajectory of their disease, including with palliative care services. Palliative care can be used starting at diagnosis, and while it includes things like end of life hospice services, palliative care starts much earlier than that to provide improved quality of life throughout the trajectory of the disease. In this position statement by the Oncology Nursing Society, they share their firm belief that every cancer patient should have access to Palliative Care Services. Health care professionals should work as a team to carry out palliative care, as it is critical to optimal quality of life in every phase of the cancer journey. Click here to read the full position statement and click here for more information about palliative care from the ABTA.

We are here to provide the tools to help you build relationships as one of our partners in care. For more information, additional resources or questions, please call our CareLine at (800) 886-ABTA (2282) or email us at