Brain Tumors - Child

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. Here you will find a wealth of information on brain tumors for adults and children.

American Cancer Society: Learn About Brain / CNS Tumors in Children - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. To learn about brain or CNS tumors, use the scroll down menu in the "select a cancer type" section and click on the specific cancer type.

The Beez Foundation - The Beez Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization which raises money and public awareness to cure brain cancer thru research, public awareness and related support activities for pediatric cancer treatment.

Bryan's Dream Foundation - This Foundation's mission is to make life a little brighter for children with brain tumors, and other pediatric cancers, and their families by providing financial assistance, information & support.

Cancer.Net: Central Nervous System, Childhood Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
For information on specific types of childhood brain tumors, click on any of the following links:

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation - The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation was founded by families, friends and physicians of children with brain tumors. Here you can read articles written for the Foundation, read personal stories or access an online newsletter.

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation - This site strives to provide information and resources to assist you in accessing expert care to ensure quality of life for the child in your life with a brain or spinal cord tumor. If your child needs surgery, the section on hospital stays may help.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Brain Tumours in Children - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.

National Brain Tumor Society - This society brings together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals.

National Cancer Institute: Brain Tumors - This government site will provide you with treatment summaries on different types of childhood brain tumors, clinical trial information and statistics.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States - The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States is a national organization dedicated to supporting the search for the cause and cure of childhood brain tumors. Archived Internet conferences are available to listen to on topics such as sibling issues and returning to school.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Brain Tumors - You can learn about the types of brain tumors at this informative site.


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

MedlinePlus Interactive Tutorial: Brain Cancer - This interactive video is from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 4 or above. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.

December 2013