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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"

  • “One of the great movements in my lifetime among educated people is the need to commit themselves to action. Most people are not satisfied with giving money; we also feel we need to work.”

  • “The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”

  • “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”


RECENT BRAIN TUMOR ARTICLES

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Brain Tumor News

  • ​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.

  • There are many advances on the horizon that will change the trajectory of brain cancer treatment, according couple of directors of the Center for Neuro-Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

  • Doctors at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital last month used magnetic-resonance guided ultrasound to treat a 21-year-old student with a brain tumor, essentially using the heat from high-intensity ultrasound waves to destroy the tumor.

  • 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.

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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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