Brain Cancer

If you’ve recently learned that you have a brain tumor, keep this in mind: You are a statistic of one ― Peter Black, Living with a Brain Tumor: Dr. Peter Black's Guide to Taking Control of Your Treatment

Brain Cancer
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 How A Brain Tumour Made Me A Better Man

"Brain tumours are disgustingly vile things to have but when we get through them they can change us."

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure is a not-for-profit organization with a for-profit mindset and a singular focus: to hasten the discovery of a cure for brain cancer.

Cure Brain Cancer

Cure Brain Cancer is the leading organisation for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness in Australia, with a time-critical mission to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023. With a strong patient focus we forge global collaborations, fund innovative research and are bringing world-class clinical trials to Australia to give children and adults with brain cancer access to new treatments faster.

T.H.E. Brain Trust

In the simplest terms, the mission of The Healing Exchange BRAIN TRUST is to improve quality of life for people living with brain tumors and related conditions, TODAY!

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts. We fund scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy.

Voices Against Brain Cancer

Voices Against Brain Cancer’s (VABC) mission is to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness, creating a brain cancer and tumor community, and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.Voices Against Brain Cancer is the personal brainchild of a family, and a father who lost their son to brain cancer.

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia

Whilst welcoming the advice and input of specialists, BTAA seeks to represent the brain tumour community from the viewpoint of the patient, family and caregiver.

Cancer Research UK

This section of CancerHelp UK tells you about brain tumours, from symptoms and causes, through to treatment for brain tumours, living with brain tumours, and current research.

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

Our mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Brain tumour information centre.

National Brain Tumor Society

We are dedicated to promoting a cure for brain tumors, improving the quality of life and giving hope to the brain tumor community by funding meaningful research and providing patient resources, timely information and education.

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation

Our mission is to raise funds for scientific research and heighten public awareness of this most devastating disease and to improve prognosis and quality of life for those that are affected.

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Dedicated entirely to the treatment and cure of brain and spinal tumors in children and adults, we combine the resources of a leading research hub with a commitment to the best in patient care.


Depending on the brain cancer type and overall health status of the patient, brain cancer frequently has only a fair to poor prognosis; children have a somewhat better prognosis.


Cancer of the brain is usually called a brain tumor. There are two main types. A primary brain tumor starts in the brain. A metastatic brain tumor starts somewhere else in the body and moves to the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly.

National Cancer Institute

Learn about brain tumor symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.

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