Research We Fund

Pediatric brain cancer presents a complex and unique problem.

Unlike most other forms of cancer, there are more than 120 types of brain tumors in need of treatment advances. No single tumor acts the same way, and treatments developed for adult brain tumor patients have proven ineffective for kids. 

The largest patient advocacy funder of pediatric brain tumor research, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s seed funding paves the way to a deeper understanding of the unique biology of childhood brain cancer, resulting in new technologies that more quickly and accurately monitor disease progression, therapies that target tumors’ specific vulnerabilities, and multi-million-dollar grants that have multiplied our initial funding’s impact and led to more clinical trials.

Every dollar we invest in research attracts another $12 in follow-on funding.

We maximize our scientific funding and leadership by actively partnering with the top childhood brain tumor experts. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Research Advisory Network assesses gaps in the scientific community’s understanding of pediatric brain tumors, vets new project proposals, and adds diverse insights that inspire PBTF-funded researchers to think creatively and collaboratively when overcoming challenges.

Our Research Advisors

There’s no cure without collaboration.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation has a plan to stop the childhood cancer community’s biggest crisis, but we can’t do it alone. We need patient advocacy organizations, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and caring individuals to walk alongside us as we lead the way toward a better future for kids – a future without childhood brain cancer.

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