Your donation funds research to develop new treatments and increase years of life lived.
When you give to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, you can be confident that your gift matters. Here’s how we’re making the world a brighter place for children with brain tumors.
As the world’s largest non-governmental funder of childhood brain tumor research, we’ve invested more than $24 million in research since 1991, including:
- Research projects that focus on children and encourage the development of new therapies to improve treatments, increase years of life lived and improve quality of life
- PBTF Institutes at Duke University, the University of California, San Francisco and Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children
- Funding to Mario Capecchi, PhD, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research into gene targeting and medulloblastoma
- Seed funding for the prestigious international journal Neuro-Oncology
- Long-term funding for the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S., the country’s largest brain tumor database
We’re committed to providing educational and emotional support to families affected by childhood brain tumors, including:
- More than 1,000 college scholarships to pediatric brain tumor survivors
- Educational materials in English and Spanish to help families understand diagnosis and treatment options
- Our family support team answers questions and makes referrals
- Family friendly events that lift spirits, give hope and provide supportive environments
The more people know about childhood brain tumors, the closer we’ll be to a cure. Our outreach efforts include:
- Founding membership in the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, which educates lawmakers and promotes legislation to improve the lives of young cancer patients
- National programs and events that bring the issue of childhood brain tumors to the forefront in local communities