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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SSBTR in the News


Philanthropic "Quotes"

  • “Seek always to do some good somewhere. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don’t live in a world all your own.”

  • “The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.”

  • “When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.”



Brain Tumor News

  • Study investigated the spatial distributions of motor representations in terms of tumor-induced brain plasticity by analyzing navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) motor maps.

  • Officials said the effort seeks to demonstrate feasibility and safety in eliminating tumors located in the central part of the brain in patients ranging in age from 8 to 22. Researchers maintain that if untreated, the tumors often cause seizures, cognitive delays or other complications as they grow.

  • Over the years, NBTS has given more than $35 million to brain tumor research projects. The impact this funding has made in advancing the neuro-oncology field closer to better treatments and ultimately a cure.

  • Tools like Gamma Knife™ (stereotactic radiosurgery) can be used to precisely target tumors in the brain. In many cases where the Gamma Knife treatment option is utilized, brain tumors are successfully treated during one minimally invasive, out-patient appointment.

  • 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.

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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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