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Cover of CBTRUS AYA Report
Bayli Divita Dean

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
Colleen O'Malley

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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Colleen O'Malley

American Brain Tumor Association Awards 20 Research Grants to Advance Brain Tumor Science and Discoveries

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) today announced the funding of $821,000 towards 20 new research grants to advance brain tumor science and treatments. With more than $34 million invested in research to date, across all brain tumor types and ages, the ABTA research program plays a critical role in advancing the understanding of brain tumors and building the next generation of brain tumor researchers.

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