American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), founded in 1973, is a not-for-profit organization that "exists to eliminate brain tumors and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families". The organization is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.

The two founders were mothers of children who died from brain tumors.


* Awards over $1M annually, for research projects.
* Publishes information about brain tumors, treatment and coping options
* "Connections" pen-pal program
* Online news bulletins, information forums and magazine
* A website with treatment and support information
* A children's website: [ ABTA Kids]
* Various regional meetings


ABTA produced an award winning children’s DVD/VHS movie titled "Alex’s Journey: the story of a child with a brain tumor".

External links

* [ ABTA website]

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