Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours
(1 January - 31 December, 2014)

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
(26 October - 1 November, 2014)

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We can provide copies of a six-panel DL brochure about our establishment and activities for inclusion in delegates' bags at conferences or placement on literature tables. Contact: secretary@theibta.org

The International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) was established during the conference of the World Federation of Neuro Oncology held at Edinburgh (UK) in May 2005.

It seeks to be an alliance of the support, advocacy and information groups for brain tumour patients and carers in different countries and also includes researchers, scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals who work in the area of brain tumours.

The 64 people from 20 countries who attended the First World Summit of Brain Tumour Patient Advocates organised by the IBTA in Lafayette, California, during 18-20 November 2013. (Photo: Paolo Salcido www.salcidoarts.com )

Please register your interest in receiving a copy of the 2014 edition of the IBTA's  "Brain Tumour" magazine. This is an image of the cover. 

Go to the request page and fill in the form. Please bear in mind that free copies of the magazine are intended primarily for patients and their families. Others (for example, health professionals and students) are welcome to request a copy in return for a donation of $5 USD to cover postage and packaging. Donations can be made via our PayPal donation link.

Digital editions of the Magazine are now available

Latest edition   2014 Magazine
Older editions 2013  ,  2012

Unfortunately hard copies of the 2010 , 2011 and 2012 editions are no longer available.

This is a link to feedback about the 2012 magazine. This is a link to feedback about the 2011 edition. You can check the feedback about the 2010 edition from our readers here.

Institutions requesting bulk orders of the 2014 magazine should contact kathy@theibta.org to discuss payment of the freight cost from the UK to your country.


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Latest news and events

22 October 2014 : The October 2014 IBTA E News is available here

22 October 2014 : The IBTA report on The European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) Conference available here

19 September 2014 : The September 2014 IBTA E News is available here

3 September 2014: STOP PRESS ;We are relieved and delighted to hear the news that Ashya Kings parents have now been released from prison. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29040124

2 September 2014: Statement from the International Brain Tumour Alliance on the Case of Ashya King available here

25 August 2014 : The August 2014 IBTA E News is available here

17 July 2014 : The July 2014 IBTA E News is available here

15 June 2014 : The June 2014 IBTA E News is available here

8 May 2014 : The May 2014 IBTA E News is available here

9 April 2014: The April 2014 IBTA E News is available here.

8 April 2014: Help improve outcomes for people with brain or spinal cord tumours.Take part in an important two-minute survey (entries from all countries acceptable) and submit questions that need an answer: here

26 March 2014: IBTA Chair Denis Strangman - announcement of his retirement here

16 March 2014: The March 2014 IBTA E News is available here.

12 February 2014: The February 2014 IBTA E News is available here.

15 January 2014: The January 2014 IBTA E News is available here.

Supporting organisations for the IBTA’s 2014 awareness-raising activities

42nd Vienna Scout Troop "St. Sebastian" (Austria)Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (USA)ACT Brain Tumour Network (Australia)Addi's Faith Foundation (USA)Adult Brain Cancer Support Association of South AustraliaAITC - Associazione Italiana Tumori Cerebrali ONLUS (Italy)American Brain Tumor AssociationAngels Among Us Walk Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke (USA) Associazione Italiana di Neuro-Oncologia - AINO (Italy)Astro Brain Tumour Fund (UK)Australian Pituitary Foundation Ltdb.r.a.i.n.child (Brain Tumour Research, Assistance and Information Network – Canada)  Belgian Brain Tumour Support (BBTS)Brain and Spine Foundation (UK)Brain Tumor Epidemiology ConsortiumBrain Tumor Support Group of Northeast Florida (USA)Brain Tumour Alliance Australia   Brain Tumour Association Western AustraliaBrain Tumour Bank South West (BRASH)Brain Tumour Foundation of CanadaBrain Tumour Foundation of IndiaBrain Tumour North West – BTNW (UK)Brain Tumour Research (UK)Brain Tumour Research Campaign – BTRC(UK)Brain Tumour Research Group - University of Bristol (UK)Brain Tumour Society (Singapore)Braincare BC, British Columbia Cancer Agency (Canada)Brainchild FoundationBrainLife (Italy)BrainLink Services (Australia)   Brains Together for a Cure (USA) ● Brain Trekking (Hong Kong)Brain Tumour Support (UK)Brainstrust (UK)Brainwaves (Northern Ireland)Cancer Council AustraliaCancer Council Queensland Brain Tumour Support Group (Australia)Cancer Research and Communications Organization (Kenya)Cancer WorldCapitulo de Neurocirug�a Oncol�gica de la Federaci�n Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Neurocirug�a – FLANC (Latin America)) Capitulo de Neurooncolog�a y Base de Cr�neo de la Asociaci�n Colombiana de Neurocirug�a - ACNCx Catalan Institute of Oncology (Spain) Cathean Limited Medical Writing Consultancy (UK)Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS)Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Support Group (USA)Centre de Recherche Public de la Sante - CRP-Sante - LuxembourgCentre for Analysis of Rare Tumors - CART-WHEEL.org (Australia)CHANCE (CHildren AgaiNst CancEr) Association (Lebanon)Charles Warren Brain Tumor Awareness Foundation Inc (USA)Childhood Brain Tumor Association of TaiwanChildren's Brain Tumour Research Centre Nottingham (UK)Clinica Chicamocha de Bucaramanga (Colombia) Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network - CERN Foundation (USA)Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of LIfe Center (USA)East Kent Brain Tumour Support Group (UK)  Ed Evans Foundation (UK) Edinburgh Centre for Neuro-Oncology (UK)  European Cancer Patient CoalitionEuropean Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)GEINO (Spanish Group for Investigation in Neuro-Oncology)Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Trust (Canada)Gray Matters Foundation (USA)HeadSmart Be Brain Tumour Aware (UK)Il Fondo di Gio ONLUS (Italy)Irene ONLUS (ITALY)Kings Health Partners Neuro-Oncology Service - Kings College Hospital and Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust (UK) Korean Brain Tumor Society Kortney Rose Foundation (USA)Latin American Federation of Neurosurgical Societies FLANCLeague Against Cancer, County PGZ-Rijeka (Croatia)Legacy Brain Foundation (USA)Levi's Star Children's Brain Tumour Charity (UK)Liverpool Hospital Brain Tumour Education and Support Group (Australia)Meagan’s Walk - Creating a Circle of Hope (Canada)Medical University of Vienna, Neurooncology Team (Austria)Meningioma UKMichael G. Belz Foundation (USA)Monmouth and Ocean County Brain Tumor Support Group (USA)Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast (Australia)Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc (USA)Naseem's Manx Brain Tumour Charity (Isle of Man)National Brain Tumor Society – NBTS (USA)National Hospital Development Foundation (UK) Neurooncological Section of the Argentine Society of CancerologyNeurosurgical Simulation Research Centre – Montreal (Canada)Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research (USA) NOgIN The Neuro-Oncolgy Information Network (Australia)Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (USA)Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation (USA)Philippines Brain Tumour AllianceRobert Connor Dawes FundROC On! - Run over Cancer (USA)Romanian Society of Radiotherapy and Medical OncologySan Diego Brain Tumor Foundation (USA)Seve Ballesteros Foundation Brain Tumor GroupSociety for Neuro-Oncology - SNOSontag Foundation (USA)Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (USA)Stichting STOPhersentumoren.nl (Netherlands)Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research – SSBTR (USA)Svenska Hjarntumorforeningen (Sweden)Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group North Shore Private Hospital (Australia)The Andrew McCartney Trust Fund for Brain Tumour Research (UK)The Brain Tumour Charity (UK)The Brain Tumour Charity -  Ben Sambrook Fund (UK)The Indian Society of Neuro Oncology - ISNOTurkiye Beyin Tumoru Hasta ve Yakinlari Dernegi (Brain Tumour Patient & Caregivers' Association of Turkey)  Universidad de Santander – UDES (Spain)Victorian Race Walking Club (Australia) We Can Pediatric Brain Tumor Network (USA)Worcestershire Brain Tumour Support Group (UK)Zimbabwe Brain Tumour Association (ZBTA)

(Please note: for an organisation or group to be a "supporter" of the Week and Walk, the IBTA requires no financial commitment or fee to be paid to us by you.  All we are asking for is your enthusiasm in supporting and promoting these events and for allowing us to add your name to our list of supporters. Thank you.)

Organisations wishing to be listed as supporters of the IBTA's 2014 World Walk and the International Brain Tumour Awareness Week should contact: chair@theibta.org 

The IBTA is grateful for grants from the following:

Notes: The intention of the founding meeting was that we seek to represent all tumours of the central nervous system. As is the practice in the scientific literature and clinical use, we use the words "brain tumour", not "brain cancer".

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