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"

  • “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

  • “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”

  • “Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.”



Brain Tumor News

  • Between 8 and 18 percent of people who have cancer also have diabetes. A strong link exists between diabetes and different types of cancer.

  • There may be new hope in extending the lives of patients with GBM. Researchers from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have tested a new approach that has proven to destroy GBM in mice. The study was recently published in Nature Neuroscience.

  • Rethinking the way a tumor creates its blood supply is providing Augusta University researchers with a unique and patented target that could lead to a better way to choking off tumors.

  • ​Five Years Before Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Changes Detectable in Blood

    Changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor five years before symptoms arise. Interactions among proteins that relay information from one immune cell to another are weakened in the blood of brain cancer patients within five years before the cancer is diagnosed,

  • Research into oleic acid – the primary ingredient in olive oil – has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.

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  • A therapy based on a discovery there nearly 20 years ago is offering him and others a better quality of life and hope for the future.

  • Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain

    By harnessing neutrophils, a critical player in the innate immune response, scientists have devised a way to deliver drugs to kill these residual cells, according to a mouse study published today (June 19) in Nature Nanotechnology.

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