Brain & Spinal Cord Cancers

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Below is a list of online resources you may find helpful for learning about Brain and Spinal Cord Cancers and the various treatments and support networks available.

National Organizations

  • American Brain Tumor Association 
    Information about treatment, support, education, and research.
  • ABTA Orientation to Caregiving 
    A Handbook for Family Caregivers of Patients with Brain Tumors. This resource helps caregivers understand brain tumor, what to expect, how to care for a loved one, paying for healthcare, planning for the future, and much more.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS) 
    Nationwide organization, provides facts about cancer and educational information. Read about brain or spinal cord cancers from ACS.
  • Brain Tumor Society 
    Non-profit organization that raises funds for brain tumor research. Provides patient education and resources.
  • Emerging Med 
    Clinical trial specialists to help you identify cancer clinical trials that match your specific diagnosis, stage, and treatment history.
  • National Brain Tumor Foundation 
    Non-profit organization that raises funds for brain tumor research, provides support for patients and families, and an interactive tour of the brain (
  • National Cancer Institute 
    Facts and figures about brain tumors, treatment, research, booklets as well as information about clinical research studies.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 
    NINDS strives to reduce the burden of diseases of the brain and nervous system. It describes brain and spinal cord tumors and gives information on facts about tumors and treatments.
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 
    Nationwide group that is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Research studies are conducted to find new ways of increasing survival and improving the quality of life for patients with cancer.
  • Solid Tumor Translational Research (STTR) Alvord Brain Tumor Center
    The STTR Alvord Brain Tumor Center is a collaborative group of physicians and researchers at SCCA founding organizations Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine who are working together to improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with brain tumors.

University of Washington Departments

Brain Tumor Information 

University of Washington Gamma Knife Center 

Patient Education Materials

Clinical Research Studies Resources