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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

Yael Mossé, MD, Principal Investigator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2021
Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS(Hons), MSc, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, Principal Investigator
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2021
Jenny Poynter, MPH, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2020

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