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Brain Tumor Awareness Month


National Brain Tumor Society’s mission to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors is the driving force behind everything we do. This means tackling the challenges of developing new brain tumor treatments across every facet of the research system. But nothing we do would be possible without the support of YOU, the brain tumor community.

This dedicated community of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates are among our strongest assets in the fight against brain tumors.  The more our community knows about the current state of brain tumor research and treatment development, the greater chance they can be a force for change. However, it’s important for this exchange to be a dialogue, and as such we always encourage you to share your perspectives on the issues are critical to you. This dialogue is a vital piece of our mission, and we’re using Brain Tumor Awareness Month to continue the conversation in new avenues.

During the month of May, the National Brain Tumor Society will continue to provide thoughtful coverage of research discoveries and news in the brain tumor space, while holding a series of virtual events to both share knowledge and hear from the brain tumor community about your insights and experience.

Here is a list of our events:

Head to the Hill and Congressional Call-in Day

919692_10151573073727808_1752893767_o 2While advocates from around the country attend our annual Head to the Hill event in Washington, DC, the National Brain Tumor Society has organized a call-in day to coincide with our in-person efforts. Find out more about how you help amplify the message that Congress needs to support brain tumor patients via critical legislation.



#BTVoice: Sharing Our Knowledge

BTVoiceWebpageGraphic_180px_final (2)Brain tumor patients, survivors and caregivers share their information, experiences, and knowledge via social media using the hashtag #BTVoice.  Learn more about the initiative at the #BTVoice page.




Community Video Chat: Frankly Speaking About Brain Tumors May 22, 2:30PM EST

Join staff from the National Brain Tumor Society and Cancer Support Community as we discuss the publication, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Brain Tumors in a video chat. Ask our guests where to find the brain tumor resources you are seeking and learn how you can make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. Register today!



Brain Tumor Awareness Month is only the beginning. Moving forward we are scheduling more events to engage the community. Your feedback and input is a critical data-point that informs our efforts as we carry your voices in the push to improve the way new treatments are discovered, developed, evaluated, and approved for brain tumor patients. We’re looking forward to working together to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.