Combined Forces Drive BTTC

Combined Forces Drive BTTC

Forces Range from Doctors to Patients and Families


The Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) is a combined effort of many professionals, entities and organizations to help those suffering from brain tumors.


It is a group of highly respected and dedicated doctors in this field. It is a network of renowned medical centers. It is the brain tumor victims, survivors and their families and friends driving the much-needed awareness of the disease and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist in the research and study.


And it is hope —hope that the culmination of these forces will deliver the realization of improved treatment and outcomes for brain tumor patients.

What is BTTC?

The Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) was created in 2003 as a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.

Our Mission

The mission of the BTTC is to develop and perform hypothesis-based, state-of-the-art clinical trials in a collaborative and collegial environment emphasizing innovation and meticulous attention to protocol compliance and data quality. Through these efforts, the BTTC will strive to advance treatments for patients with neuro-oncologic illness with recognition of the importance of merging good scientific method with concern for patient well-being and outcome.

Participating Institutions

It is the goal of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and all BTTC participating institutions to eliminate cancer through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Head for the Cure Supports BTTC

Each year about 210,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. That's 575 people a day. Plus, more than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. The Head for the Cure Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness, funding the fight and improving the outlook for brain cancer patients. Proceeds from Head for the Cure events benefit the BTTC.

Participating Doctors

Each doctor in the BTTC network understands the emotions and challenges of living with a malignant brain tumor. It's part of what drives each physician's dedication to finding a cure.