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Brain Tumors, General


Synonyms of Brain Tumors, General
  • Intracranial Tumors
  • Primary Tumors of Central Nervous System

Disorder Subdivisions

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

Organizations related to Brain Tumors, General
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    5550 Meadowbrook Drive
    Rolling Meadows IL 60008-3852
    Phone #: 847-378-0500
    800 #: 888-566-2267
    e-mail: info@aans.org
    Home page: http://www.NeurosurgeryToday.org
  • American Brain Tumor Association
    2720 River Road
    Des Plaines IL 60018
    Phone #: 847-827-9910
    800 #: 800-886-2282
    e-mail: info@abta.org
    Home page: http://www.abta.org
  • American Cancer Society, Inc.
    1599 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30329
    Phone #: 404-320-3333
    800 #: 800-227-2345
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.org
  • Bird, Edward D., M.D.
    Brain Tissue Resource Center
    Belmont MA 02178
    Phone #: 617-855-2400
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: N/A
  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc.
    1835 Savoy Drive
    Atlanta GA 30341
    Phone #: 770-458-5554
    800 #: --
    e-mail: btfc@bellsouth.net
    Home page: http://www.braintumorkids.org
  • Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
    620 Colborne Street
    Ontario None N6B 3R9
    Phone #: 519-642-7755
    800 #: 800-265-5106
    e-mail: btfc@btfc.org
    Home page: http://www.braintumour.ca
  • Brain Tumour Foundation, United Kingdom
    P.O. Box 123
    Tewkesbury None GL20 7PT
    Phone #: 016-84 -290439
    800 #: --
    e-mail: btf.uk@virgin.net
    Home page: N/A
  • Cancer Research UK
    PO Box 123
    London Intl WC2A 3PX
    Phone #: 020--72-42 0200
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk
  • Cancer.Net
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Alexandria VA 22314
    Phone #: 571-483-1780
    800 #: 888-651-3038
    e-mail: contactus@cancer.net
    Home page: http://www.cancer.net/patient
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
    P.O. Box 498
    Kensington MD 20895-0498
    Phone #: 301-962-3520
    800 #: 800-366-2223
    e-mail: staff@candlelighters,org
    Home page: http://www.candlelighters.org
  • Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States
    244 E. Ogden
    Hinsdale IL 60521
    Phone #: 630-655-4786
    800 #: --
    e-mail: cbtrus@aol.com
    Home page: http://www.cbtrus.org
  • Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada
    55 Eglinton Avenue East
    Toronto, Ontario Intl M4P 1G8
    Phone #: 416-489-6440
    800 #: 800-363-1062
    e-mail: staff@candlelighters.ca
    Home page: http://www.childhoodcancer.ca
  • Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
    274 Madison Avenue
    New York NY 10016
    Phone #: 212-448-9494
    800 #: 866-228-4673
    e-mail: info@cbtf.org
    Home page: http://www.cbtf.org
  • Epstein, Fred, J., M.D.
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
    New York NY 10016
    Phone #: 212-263-6419
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: N/A
  • FightJPA.org
    114 Huntington Road
    Brighten MA 02135
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: contact@fightjpa.org
    Home page: http://www.fightJPA.org
  • Friends of Cancer Research
    2231 Crystal Drive
    Arlington VA 22202
    Phone #: 703-302-1503
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@focr.org
    Home page: http://www.focr.org
  • Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
    McLean Hospital
    Belmont MA 02478
    Phone #: 617-855-2400
    800 #: 800-272-4622
    e-mail: btrc@mclean.org
    Home page: http://www.brainbank.mclean.org
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation
    PO Box 161550
    Austin TX 78716-1150
    Phone #: 512-236-8820
    800 #: 866-235-7205
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • National Brain Tumor Society
    124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D
    Watertown MA 02472
    Phone #: 617-924-9997
    800 #: (80-0) -770-8287
    e-mail: info@braintumor.org
    Home page: http://www.braintumor.org
  • National Cancer Institute
    6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
    Bethesda MD 20892-8322
    Phone #: 301-435-3848
    800 #: 800-422-6237
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
    302 Ridgefield Court
    Asheville NC 28806
    Phone #: 828-665-6891
    800 #: 800-253-6530
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.pbtfus.org
  • Pituitary Network Association (PNA)
    P.O. Box 1958
    Thousand Oaks CA 91358
    Phone #: 805-499-9973
    800 #: --
    e-mail: pna@pituitary.org
    Home page: http://www.pituitary.org,
  • Starting Point: To Connect with Resources Related to Pediatric Neuro-oncology
    None
    None None None
    Phone #: --
    800 #: --
    e-mail: jragheb@newssun.med.miami.edu
    Home page: http://www.med.miami.edu/neurosurgery/start_intro.htm
  • Wellness Community
    919 18th Street N.W.
    Washington DC 20006
    Phone #: 202-659-9709
    800 #: 888-793-9355
    e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
    Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



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