WHO IS PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION?
“A world without childhood brain tumors is possible when we stand together to effect real, meaningful change.”
Every day, 13 children and teens are diagnosed with a brain tumor, the deadliest form of childhood cancer. Every day after, they are in a fight for their life. It’s a fight the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is here to help families win.
A leader in the brain tumor and childhood cancer communities, PBTF’s mission of Care. Cure. Thrive. reflects our commitment to curing all pediatric brain tumors and transforming how children and their families are cared for.
Since 1991, PBTF has provided strategic leadership and funding to accelerate the number of targeted therapies for children battling brain tumors today, while equipping families with the patient family education, financial relief, and emotional support they need to navigate their child’s journey.
Supporting Life Changing Research
Early Career Development Grants (ECD)
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s multi-year Early Career Development grants support rising stars in research, seeding the field for future pediatric brain tumor discovery. Launched in 2014, the Early Career Development program funds talented pediatric brain tumor researchers who are in the first five years of their first faculty position, with the expectation that this funding will facilitate grantees’ transition to becoming fully independent investigators. Previous Early Career Development awards have led to progress in medulloblastoma and neuro-epidemiology research and helped recipients leverage additional research funding to establish their work in the pediatric brain tumor field.
Action = Change
A $250,000 grant could truly mean a cure for children battling brain tumors. Funding an early career development grant in it’s entirety means investing in cutting edge scientific discovery! We require our researchers to meet regularly to collaborate on their discovery and progress. We believe research and discovery should never be siloed and collaboration is the key to quicker, positive outcomes.