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New Statistical Report Reveals Primary Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors as Second Most Common Cancer Type in Adolescents and Young Adults

CHICAGO (May 7, 2024)—Today, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Oncology Network Evaluating Rare CNS Tumors (NCI-CONNECT) program and the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS), unveiled a new report shedding light on the prevalence of primary brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15 and 39.

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ABTA 50th Anniversary
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ABTA Announces $1.3 Million in New Funding to Accelerate Adult and Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) today announced the funding of $1.37 million towards 23 new research grants to advance brain tumor science and treatments, across all brain tumor types and ages. Dedicated to advancing the field of neuro-oncology and accelerating the discovery of life-saving treatments, the ABTA is proud to have invested more than $35 million, to approximately 700 researchers to support 800 projects, to date.

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ABTA 50th Anniversary
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ABTA Announces $50-Million Fundraising Campaign to Accelerate Research, Improve Lives of Brain Tumor Patients

A champion of the brain tumor community for 50 years running, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has launched its most ambitious undertaking yet – a five-year, $50-million fundraising campaign called Meet Hope Head On.

The Meet Hope Head On campaign will focus on three pillars: tripling the ABTA’s research investment, doubling the number of patients served, and doubling federal funding for brain tumor research. Throughout its 50-year history, the ABTA has provided vital seed money to fund high-risk, high-reward research grants which have contributed to significant breakthroughs in treating brain tumors by many of the country’s leading researchers.

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