Our Mission: The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. ("CTBTA") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope and support to brain tumor patients and caregivers, while advancing brain tumor awareness, quality of care, and brain tumor research.
We are survivors and caregivers who are committed to offering support and education to brain tumor survivors, their families, and friends and to advocating on their behalf. Through our own experiences, we are aware of the trauma and life-altering changes this disease can cause — and we are here to help.
Nearly 700,000 people in the United States alone are living with a primary brain and central nervous system tumor.1 According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 78,980 people will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. Of this number, an estimated 23,830 will be malignant and 55,150 are expected to be benign. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 16,616 deaths will result from the disease in 2018.2, 3
We believe there needs to be a focus on improving the quality of life for patients, survivors, and their families and on accelerating the discovery of new treatments and cures for this debilitating and often fatal disease. We provide Patient Assistance Funds, Patient Outreach, support for brain tumor programs, and funding for brain tumor research, while advocating for improvements in care and treatment. We hope that you will join us in our mission so that Connecticut will ultimately become a center of excellence for brain tumor care and a model of hope for brain tumor patients and caregivers everywhere, while we move together towards the cure.
1 National Brain Tumor Society http://braintumor.org/brain-tumor-information/brain-tumor-facts/
2 Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States http://www.cbtrus.org
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