Educational Resources

A range of comprehensive information about brain tumors and cancer is available through a plethora of organizations and resources. Cancer patients and their families can be easily informed about diagnosis, treatment, news, advances, clinical trials and other topics. Below is a sampling of resources.


American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting brain tumor research while providing a resource for brain tumor patients, family members and health-care providers.


American Cancer Society (ACS)

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. The ACS is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.



This website provides timely, American Society of Clinical Oncology-approved (ASCO) information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. All information and content on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by the cancer doctors who are members of ASCO, making Cancer.Net the most up-to-date and trusted resource for cancer information on the internet.


Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S. (CBTRUS)

The Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide a resource for descriptive statistical data on all primary brain tumors irrespective of behavior.


Everyday Health

Everyday Health has established itself as a leader in online consumer health information. It helps you manage your and your family's conditions and overall well-being through personalized advice, tools and communities.


Frankly Speaking About Cancer

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Brain Tumors is an educational booklet created in partnership by the Cancer Support Community, National Brain Tumor Society, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, and the Musella Foundation. This booklet is for anyone who has received a brain tumor diagnosis and their loved ones. This booklet discusses treatments, side effect management, the emotional impact of a brain tumor diagnosis, and helpful tips to address these issues.


The Free Dictionary

The main sources of TheFreeDictionary's Medical dictionary are The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Second Edition and Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Care Consumers, which provide authoritative descriptions of medical conditions, medications and anatomical terms.


National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS)

NBTS is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers and medical professionals.


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. It conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.



OncoLink provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on treatments, news about research advances and coping with the disease.



PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.


Revolution Health

Revolution Health is a leading consumer-centric health company founded to transform how people approach their overall health and wellness. By putting individuals at the center of their own health-care, Revolution Health allows them to make informed choices and offers convenience and control over individual health-care decisions.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. It is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.


Virtual Trials

The site is an excellent resource for available clinical trials and emerging treatments. In addition, the site contains multiple resources for brain tumor patients, including survivor stories, noteworthy treatments and other news.