Online Stories of Inspiration

At BTFC we hope that some day we will no longer be needed, that some day there will be a cure for brain cancer.  We know that you care about the latest research and news.   Here links to articles regarding research currently being done, as well as general news regarding the brain tumor community.

In 2006, police officer Peter Krause of New Haven, CT was diagnosed with an anapolastic oligoastrocytoma.  Although surgery followed by extensive chemotherapy and radiation have managed to keep the tumor at bay, a remnant is ever-present.  Also remaining in Officer Krause is his desire to serve his community through law enforcement.  How inspiring!

A four year old AT/RT survivor in Britain will lobby the country’s Parliament on behalf of the pediatric brain tumor community.  Just like in the United States, it is essential that we speak out on behalf of our children.

The Snaggle Tooth Splat, a children’s book written specifically for children with brain tumors, was recently published by Brainstrust.

Did you enjoy sports pre-diagnosis?  That passion does not have to stop.  Carling Muir plays collegiate women’s basketball while fighting a brain tumor for the second time!

Last week The Music Never Stopped opened in limited release.  This movie is the story of a man diagnosed with a benign brain tumor whose passion for music helped him survive.

As so many mourn the loss of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, did you know she was a brain tumor survivor?


About The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

Founded in 1983, BTFC was the first nonprofit in the U.S. to focus on brain cancer in children. Our mission is to support patients and their families.
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