Brain and CNS tumors are the most common cause of cancer related death in children 0–19 years in countries across the globe, with approximately 412,000 children and young adults living with a brain tumor each year. Each member of the CBTTC's highly-committed team of expert researchers, clinicians, patient families, and support staff are working tirelessly to find cures for every childhood brain tumor subtype as quickly as possible.
Discovering a cure for childhood brain cancer requires the partnership and collaboration of many different experts, institutions and organizations from all over the world. The CBTTC is leading the effort to make precious samples of pediatric brain tumor tissue more accessible to researchers everywhere. The CBTTC's commitment to sharing data and samples from these specimens is redefining the traditional research model by accelerating the pace of discovery and cures for all diagnosed children.