American Brain Tumor Association
The American Brain Tumor Association is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support and research. 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 $32 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 in the United States, 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.
- Tumor types
- Risk factors
- Frequently asked questions
There are more than
120 different types
of primary brain tumor
are living with a brain tumor today
The ABTA’s grant program funds researchers aiming to make advances in the brain tumor field.
For Healthcare Professionals
The ABTA offers resources for healthcare professionals to help their patients better navigate the brain tumor journey.
- View and order the ABTA’s brain tumor publications
- Review clinical practice guidelines for nurses who treat pediatric and adult brain tumor patients
- Download educational presentations for support groups
There are many ways to get involved with the ABTA. Together, we can make a difference.
Ways to Donate
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 $32 million
in research grants awarded since 1976
Over 600 brain tumor researchers supported in their groundbreaking work
More than $18 million raised from BT5K events since 2006
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