Columbia Brain Tumor Research Fund

Since our inception in 2004, we have been dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of children’s brain tumors through the support of scientific investigations. We have also strived to increase awareness of this condition and provide pertinent information for patients and their families. Pediatric brain tumor research holds much promise, with tremendous potential to improve the lives of afflicted children. It is only with financial support, however, that we will be able to carry out meaningful research and advance our knowledge of these diseases.

Mission Statement

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children. To address this issue, we have established the Columbia University Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund (CUPBTRF). As physicians and researchers, our goal is twofold. First, we hope to raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors and communicate the magnitude of their impact on children’s health. Second, through continued research in pediatric neuro-oncology, we strive to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of pediatric brain tumors.

Jeffrey N. Bruce, M.D.
Director, Brain Tumor Research Laboratory
Professor of Neurosurgery
Columbia University
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