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About Brain Tumors: A Primer for Patients and Caregivers (PDF) (American Brain Tumor Association)
Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers
by Tania Shimiinski-Maher, Patsy Cullen and Maria Sansalone
American Brain Tumor Association
Support and information for people with brain tumors and for their families and healthcare professionals.
National Brain Tumor Society
Message boards, survivors’ stories, a newsletter and information on support groups and announcements about national and regional conferences.
Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) formed this group to improve treatment of primary brain tumors in children. It includes 10 academic centers and children’s hospitals in the United States.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Started by parents of kids with cancer, the group provides support, education and advocacy for children, families and providers.
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
One of the largest childhood cancer research organizations in the world. Seattle Children’s is a founding member.
National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Information on cancer, screening, treatment, coping with cancer, research trials and related news.
Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC)
A network of 15 children’s hospitals that studies new therapies that are specific to the biology of each child’s brain tumor. Seattle Children’s is a member.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)
A partnership of Seattle Children’s, UW Medicine and Fred Hutch. The site has a lot of information on many types of cancer, research and patient resources.