Even though it's been difficult for me at times, this independent woman has learned to step back and let others help. It’s not a sign of weakness but of strength. Because when you’re fighting a disease like glioblastoma, you need as much help as you can get." — Pat, an Optune® userLearn more about Pat ►
Advocacy groups are here to provide support when you need it.
National advocacy organizations
Tap into the latest information and research by health organizations specializing in the treatment of brain tumors.
American Brain Tumor Association Learn more about brain tumors and treatments, locate support groups and educational meetings nationwide, find brain tumor physicians near you, explore research being conducted and how you can participate in a clinical trial, and read about ways to get involved.
National Brain Tumor Society Funding for brain tumor research, read the latest progress, help give the brain tumor community a voice, and obtain guidance and coaching on how to navigate a brain tumor diagnosis and experience. Check the calendar for upcoming Brain Tumor Walks, Rides, Runs, and "brain freezes."
Head for the Cure Foundation Head for the Cure raises funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community by supporting clinical trials and programs, including Brains for the Cure, a patient/caregiver portal providing resources to navigate through the stages of a brain tumor diagnosis.
The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information hosts this site to compile data and organize the brain tumor community. Download a guide for the newly diagnosed and explore financial resources.
EndBrainCancer.org EndBrainCancer Initiative/Chris Elliott Fund “Directly Connects” patients and provides immediate access to advanced treatment options, clinical trials and healthcare specialists. Their programs also provide Education/Awareness/Outreach to the brain tumor community and the general public about brain cancer and provides the patient voice in clinical trial design and advocates national public health policy to improve patient outcomes.
Local advocacy organizations
Seek out local support groups that can provide positive support in your area.
Local Support Group Finder Find support groups by state, compliments of the American Brain Tumor Association.
CancerCare® Support Groups Browse online and telephone support groups, plus face-to-face sessions for New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.