Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference. The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.

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Philanthropic "Quotes"

  • “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”

  • “How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”



Brain Tumor News

  • Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Cancer Center, and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor, Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist are investigating a new treatment option using modified T cells with anti-tumor properties with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with glioblastoma.

  • INSIGHTEC congratulates Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of the Miami Children's Health System, for performing the first focused ultrasound procedure on a 21-year old patient suffering seizures associated with a benign hypothalamic hamartoma brain tumor.

  • Matthew Hunt performed the first laser ablation surgery at the University of Minnesota last month. Using robot-controlled lasers to fry cancerous tumors inside the brain has become a focus for University of Minnesota surgeons. Matthew Hunt, a neurosurgeon and professor at the University who performed the laser ablation, said the operation is a noninvasive method to treat tumors in parts of the brain that are hard to reach.

  • Scientists have successfully used the brains of these tropical grasshoppers as a testbed for a new type of drug delivery, one that could see life-saving medicines carried directly to the brain by way of a simple sniff.

  • Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) are a particularly aggressive type of brain tumor that typically occur in infants and are highly resistant to therapy. Scientists detailed findings that reveal a protein kinase called Polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) is increased in AT/RT.

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SSBTR in the News

  • The University of Arizona College of Medicine hosted this wonderful event benefitting Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research. Students, physicians and brain tumor survivors all came dressed in their best to join together for a night of Old Hollywood-themed fun for a great cause.

  • There’s a non-profit organizations like Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR)—completely student-run in Arizona—that are tirelessly devoted to promoting awareness about brain tumors and raising funds for research in hopes of one day finding a cure for the disease.

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