Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
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Family Resources

Few challenges can compare to dealing with the news that a child in your family has a brain tumor. The emotional burden can seem beyond anyone’s ability to cope, and there are very difficult decisions involved in coming to terms. Through our educational materials and family support programs, PBTF helps you navigate through your family’s unique experience.

Contact the Family Support department at 800-253-6530, x306 or email us.

Support Groups

Starting June 1, 2015, we will offer online support groups for bereaved adult family members who have lost a child to a brain tumor. These groups, which are presented in partnership with CancerCare, are free of charge. Email or call 800-253-6530, x306 for more information.

Register for online bereavement support. >>


As your child faces a brain tumor, there’s much to learn about the diagnosis and beyond. We address frequently asked questions from a parent’s perspective.

Increase your knowledge about pediatric brain tumors.  >>

Financial Assistance for College

The PBTF offers scholarships to childhood brain tumor survivors, and helps survivors reach their career goals.

Learn more about our scholarship program.  >>


Join the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Thea's Star of Hope and the Kyle Daniel Kerpan Foundation on Sunday, March 6 in Philadelphia for a free, educational and networking program for newly diagnosed and longer term survivor childhood brain tumor patient families.

Learn more >>

View informative sessions from the PBTF's 2014 Parents and Survivors program.