Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance Board Members

Impact

How the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance is making a difference in the lives of brain tumor patients and caregivers.

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The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. ("CTBTA") presents $16,000 to Hartford Hospital for Patient Assistance Funds, helping brain tumor patients and caregivers with necessary living expenses like rent, groceries, transportation to treatment, and home health care.  Additionally, funding supports transportation costs for brain tumor patients and caregivers to attend support group meetings at Hartford Healthcare facilities throughout the state.  The CTBTA is also honored to participate each year in the Fred Cohen Brain Tumor Symposium, held annually in early November.

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Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance presents $25,000 to Connecticut Children's Medical Center for Patient Assistance Funds to help families wherein a child has been diagnosed with brain tumor and for pediatric brain tumor research. 

In addition to helping with necessary living expenses, CTBTA funds have enabled parent caregivers to take important time off of work to be with their child, assisted with temporary housing costs when the child was required to receive treatment out-of-state, and relieved some of the expenses associated with funeral costs so that a family did not need to bear the worry of those costs.

Recognizing the immense need for pediatric brain tumor research, the CTBTA is proud to support the work of neurosurgeon and researcher, Dr. Markus Bookland, who is developing a blood test to identify markers for the earlier detection of brain tumors in children and the creation of a synthetic 3D brain model as a better environment in which to test the efficacy of brain tumor treatments.

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