Childhood Cancer

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors can be low-grade, which tend to grow more slowly, or high-grade with faster growth rates and more commonly spread into normal brain tissue. There are several rare types and sub-types of pediatric brain tumors.

View the 2020 Impact Report.

Latest Brain Tumors grants

Jian Hu, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Sriram Venneti, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Regents of the University of Michigan
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Peter Lewis, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021

Latest Brain Tumors blog posts

As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
Frankie was just 6 years old when his parents rushed him to the emergency room. Within hours, Frankie was diagnosed with a brain tumor called pilomyxoid astrocytoma.  

Pediatric brain tumors account for about a quarter of all childhood... more
During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.
Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading... more