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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"

  • “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself… Serve and thou shall be served.”

  • “Generosity is the flower of justice.”

  • “I think the great livers, the people who are fully self-actualizing and alive, are the great givers.”


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Brain Tumor News

  • A first-of-a-kind neural stem cell therapy that works with a common cold virus to seek out and attack a lethal and aggressive brain cancer is being tested at Northwestern Medicine in a Phase I clinical trial for patients newly diagnosed with malignant glioma.

  • Brain tumors have unacceptably low survival rates and exceedingly high medical costs, often leaving survivors suffering from lifelong functional deficits. In order to see improved outcomes, brain tumor advocates are targeting the federal government.

  • Surgeons have used gamma knife technology for years during delicate brain surgeries. It’s not a knife at all, but a focused beam of radiation that carries less risk of damaging nearby tissue. A new version of the knife is extending the therapy to patients who have had very few options, until now.

  • Scientists in Britain plan to harness the Zika virus to try to kill brain tumor cells in experiments that they say could lead to new ways to fight an aggressive type of cancer. The research will focus on glioblastoma which has a five-year survival rate of barely 5 percent.

  • Technological advancements mean that more precise, effective treatments are available for a wide variety of cancers.

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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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