The American Brain Tumor Association is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support, and research. Forty-five years ago, in 1973, the ABTA was founded by two mothers determined to find answers that, at the time, were not yet available. Since then, the ABTA has funded more than $30 million in brain tumor research and now reaches a national audience, providing educational and support resources.
The ABTA is a steadfast advocate on behalf of the brain tumor community, and we are here to help patients, caregivers, and their loved ones as they navigate the brain tumor journey.
Finding out you have a brain tumor changes your life. We have the information you need to make informed choices.
There are more than
120 different types
of primary brain tumor
are living with a brain tumor today
There are many ways to get involved with the ABTA. Together, we can make a difference.
Your support allows the ABTA to provide education and support resources and fund research.
The ABTA is a champion of everyone engaged in the fight against brain tumors, whether they’re patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, or researchers. We focus our efforts on education, support, awareness, and research.
More than $30 million
in research grants awarded since 1976
Over 700 brain tumor researchers supported in their groundbreaking work
More than $17 million raised from BT5K events since 2006