Brain Tumors

A mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain or close to the brain.

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association's site offers in-depth information on tumors, their symptoms, diagnoses, and causes, along with a breakdown of different types of tumors and treatments. News updates are available via e-mail subscription.

Brain Tumor Home Page – National Cancer Institute

The National Center Institute’s page on brain tumors links to research advances, background information for adult and childhood tumors, statistics, and clinical trials. Also available in Spanish.

The National Brain Tumor Society

The National Brain Tumor Society site provides useful information and FAQs about brain tumors; news about upcoming events; and resources for patients, families, and friends, including a patient services hotline.

Pediatric Brain Tumors

Pediatric Brain Tumors a page on, a cancer resource from the University of Pennsylvania, with articles on craniopharyngioma and medulloblastoma.

Dana Articles

The Malignant Protein Puzzle

By: Lary C. Walker, Ph.D., and Mathias Jucker, Ph.D.

(Read Q&A with Lary C. Walker Ph.D.)
Studying how proteins such as PrP, amyloid beta, tau, and others aggregate and spread, and kill brain cells, represents a crucial new frontier in neuroscience for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, CTE, and ALS.

New Approaches to Brain Tumors

Personalized medicine may be the answer for brain tumor therapy, which desperately needs new ideas and approaches.

Imaging Immune Therapies in Brain Tumor Patients

Brain tumors are the most common type of cancer occurring in children aged 14 and younger—as well as the leading cause of cancer death in that age group. Pediatric neurosurgeon Samuel Cheshier is working on new technologies to improve immunotherapy treatments and track their effectiveness over time.