Upcoming Events

These fundraising events occur in every corner of the country and are organized by families, friends, brain tumor survivors, and/or brain tumor patients. Proceeds benefit the programs of the American Brain Tumor Association.

11th Annual St. Louis Fall Festival

09/20/2008 Grant's Farm, 10501 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO

Remembering Mo Dailey

09/20/2008 River Park Family Center Moose Lodge, 8601 West Fullerton Avenue, River Grove, IL

6th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind

09/27/2008 Peoria, IL

5th Annual Humor to Fight the Tumor

09/27/2008 The Depot - Courtyard by Marriott, 225 South Third Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401

2nd Annual Amy's Walk

09/28/2008 Kelly Drive, Boathouse Row #15, Philadelphia, PA

2nd Annual Greens for Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament

10/04/2008 Lion's Municipal Golf Course, 2901 Enfield Road, Austin, TX 78703

11th Annual David A. DePaul Golf Outing

10/09/2008 The Knoll Country Club, Parsippany, NJ

2008 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

10/12/2008 Grant Park

4th Annual Brain Games

11/01/2008 Westin River North, Chicago

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Items of Interest

Nursing Grant

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) in partnership with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation announces the availability of a Neuro-oncology Nursing Grant. This award is designed to encourage nursing research in symptom management, psychosocial issues, or quality of life in neuro-oncology patients and their families.

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?

Researchers and physicians continue to debate a possible link between cell phone use and brain tumors. There is still no direct evidence that cell phones definitively cause brain tumors, however, several resources can provide you with the latest research, information and opinions on the topic.

Holiday Cards Available Online

We offer a variety of holiday cards from religious to whimsical to those suitable for business associates. The ordering deadline is December 5th.

About Meningiomas

Although meningiomas are brain tumors, they do not originate in brain tissue. They arise from the meninges, three thin layers of tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningiomas are now the most common type of primary brain tumor. Learn more about these tumors and their treatment. 

Malignant Gliomas

Gliomas are any tumor that arises from the supportive tissues of the brain. This article is for those newly diagnosed with a high grade or malignant glioma.

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New at the ABTA Site

Each month, we add news from the brain tumor community to this web site. Here is a quick preview of some of the most recent additions. 


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Three Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Whether you are newly diagnosed or a brain tumor survivor, this popular ABTA article can help you make the most of your healthcare visits. 
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