American Brain Tumor Association

WELCOMES YOU

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 in the United States, and we are here to help patients, caregivers, and their loved ones as they navigate the brain tumor journey.

About
Brain
Tumors

Finding out you have a brain tumor changes your life. We have the information you need to make informed choices.

Quick Facts About Brain Tumors

There are more than
120 different types
of primary brain tumor

700,000 Americans
are living with a brain tumor today

Research

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

Get Involved

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.

Our
Impact

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 600 brain tumor researchers supported in their groundbreaking work

More than $17 million raised from BT5K events since 2006

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BRAINFEST VI

BRAINFEST is an event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the advancement in the understanding and treatment of brain tumors. The event is held

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Mindee Plugues

Member

Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten

Member

Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.