Brain & Spinal Cord Cancers

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Resources

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.

ABTA Orientation to Caregiving 
www.abta.org 
A Handbook for Family Caregivers of Patients with Brain Tumors 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 Brain Tumor Association
www.abta.org 
Information about treatment, support, education, and research.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
www.cancer.org
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Brain Tumor Society
www.tbts.org
Non-profit organization that raises funds for brain tumor research. Provides patient education and resources.

Emerging Med
www.emergingmed.com 
Clinical trial specialists to help you identify cancer clinical trials that match your specific diagnosis, stage, and treatment history.

National Brain Tumor Foundation
www.braintumor.org
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
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/brain
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
www.ninds.nih.gov 
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)
www.rtog.org
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
www.nwsttr.org/en.html
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

University of Washington Department of Neurology
depts.washington.edu/neurolog 
Faculty profiles and clinic descriptions.

University of Washington Department of Neurological Surgery
depts.washington.edu/neurosur

University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology 
www.radonc.washington.edu

Brain Tumor Information 

University of Washington Gamma Knife Center 

Patient Education Materials

Clinical Research Studies Resources