Brain Tumors, General

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Intracranial Tumors
  • Primary Tumors of Central Nervous System

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Brain Tumors, Benign
  • Brain Tumors, Malignant
  • Benign Tumors of the Central Nervous System
  • Malignant Tumors of the Central Nervous System

General Discussion

Brain tumors are abnormal growths in the brain that can be either cancerous (malignant) of noncancerous (benign). The effects on the brain of malignant and benign brain tumors are very similar and can cause the same types of problems depending upon the type of tumor and where it is located in the brain.

Resources

American Brain Tumor Association
2720 River Road
Suite 146
Des Plaines, IL 60018
USA
Tel: (847)827-9910
Fax: (847)827-9918
Tel: (800)886-2282
Email: info@abta.org
Internet: http://www.abta.org

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895-0498
Tel: (301)962-3520
Fax: (301)962-3521
Tel: (800)366-2223
Email: staff@candlelighters,org
Internet: http://www.candlelighters.org

Pituitary Network Association (PNA)
P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
USA
Tel: (805)499-9973
Fax: (805)480-0633
Email: pna@pituitary.org
Internet: http://www.pituitary.org, www.acromegaly.org

American Cancer Society, Inc.
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
Tel: (404)320-3333
Tel: (800)227-2345
TDD: (866)228-4327
Internet: http://www.cancer.org

Bird, Edward D., M.D.
Brain Tissue Resource Center
Mailman Research Center McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02178
Tel: (617)855-2400

Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Tel: (617)855-2400
Fax: (617)855-3199
Tel: (800)272-4622
Email: hbtrc@mclean.harvard.edu
Internet: http://www.brainbank.mclean.org

Epstein, Fred, J., M.D.
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
New York University School of Medicine
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212)263-6419

National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
USA
Tel: (301)435-3848
Tel: (800)422-6237
TDD: (800)332-8615
Internet: http://www.cancer.gov

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
620 Colborne Street
Suite 301
London
Ontario, N6B 3R9
Canada
Tel: 5196427755
Fax: 5196427192
Tel: 8002655106
Email: btfc@btfc.org
Internet: http://www.braintumour.ca

Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada
1300 Yonge St , Suite #405
Toronto, Ontario, Intl M4T 1X3
Canada
Tel: (416) 489-6440
Fax: (416) 489-9812
Tel: (800) 363-1062
Email: info@childhoodcancer.ca
Internet: http://www.childhoodcancer.ca

Brain Tumour Foundation, United Kingdom
P.O. Box 123
Tewkesbury, GL20 7PT
United Kingdom
Tel: 01684 290439
Fax: 01684 290439
Email: btf.uk@virgin.net

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1004
New York, NY 10016
United States
Tel: (212)448-1595
Fax: (212)448-1022
Tel: (866)228-4673
Email: info@cbtf.org
Internet: http://www.cbtf.org

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc.
1835 Savoy Drive
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30341
USA
Tel: (770)458-5554
Fax: (770)458-5467
Email: btfc@bellsouth.net
Internet: http://www.braintumorkids.org

Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States
244 E. Ogden
Suite 116
Hinsdale, IL 60521
USA
Tel: (630)655-4786
Fax: (630)655-1756
Email: cbtrus@aol.com
Internet: http://www.cbtrus.org

Starting Point: To Connect with Resources Related to Pediatric Neuro-oncology
Email: jragheb@newssun.med.miami.edu
Internet: http://www.med.miami.edu/neurosurgery/start_intro.htm

Cancer Research UK
PO Box 123
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, Intl WC2A 3PX
United Kingdom
Tel: 020-7242 0200
Fax: 020-7269 3100
Internet: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk

Rare Cancer Alliance
1649 North Pacana Way
Green Valley, AZ 85614
USA
Tel: (520)625-5495
Fax: (615)526-4921
Email: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
Internet: http://www.rare-cancer.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
302 Ridgefield Court
Asheville, NC 28806
Tel: (828)665-6891
Fax: (828)665-6894
Tel: (800)253-6530
Internet: http://www.pbtfus.org

PLGA Foundation
98 Random Farms Drive
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Email: contact@fightplga.org
Internet: http://www.fightplga.org/

Friends of Cancer Research
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703)302-1503
Fax: (703)302-1568
Email: info@focr.org
Internet: http://www.focr.org

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
Tel: (847)378-0500
Fax: (847)378-0600
Tel: (888)566-2267
Email: info@aans.org
Internet: http://www.NeurosurgeryToday.org and http://www.aans.org

Cancer.Net
American Society of Clinical Oncology
2318 Mill Road
Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (571)483-1780
Fax: (571)366-9537
Tel: (888)651-3038
Email: contactus@cancer.net
Internet: http://www.cancer.net/patient

Wellness Community
919 18th Street N.W.
Suite 54
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202)659-9709
Fax: (202)659-9301
Tel: (888)793-9355
Email: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
Internet: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation
2201 E. Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78702
Tel: (512)236-8820
Fax: (512)236-8482
Tel: (877)236-8820
Email: media@livestrong.org
Internet: http://www.livestrong.org

National Brain Tumor Society
124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D
Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: (617)924-9997
Fax: (617)924-9998
Tel: (800) 770-8287
Email: info@braintumor.org
Internet: http://www.braintumor.org

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