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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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 2013 edition of the IBTA's 116-page "Brain Tumour" magazine. This is an image of the cover. This is a link to feedback about the 2012 magazine.

Go to the request page and fill in the form to register your interest. Please bear in mind that free copies of the magazine are intended primarily for patients and their families. Other people (for example, health professionals and students) are welcome to request a copy in return for a donation of $5 USD to the IBTA via our PayPal donation link.

This is a link to feedback about the 2011 edition. You can check the feedback about the 2010 edition from our readers here. Unfortunately supplies of the 2010 and 2011 editions are no longer available.

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


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Latest news and events

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 2013 Awareness Week and World Walk:

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (USA) ● ACT Brain Tumour Network (Australia) Addi’s Faith Foundation (USA) ● Adult Brain Cancer Support Association of South  Australia ● AITC - Onlus Associazione Italiana Tumori Cerebrali Alis' Dream (UK) American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) ● Anna’s Hope (UK) ● Andrew McCartney Trust Fund  (UK) ● Angels Among Us Walk (USA) ● Neurooncological Section of the Argentine Society of Cancerology Association pour la Recherche sur les Tumeurs  Cérébrales - Paris (ARTC - France) ● Association pour la Recherche sur les Tumeurs Cérébrales – Rhone Alpes (ARTC - France) ● Associazione Italiana Di Neuro-Oncologia (AINO) Astro Brain Tumour Fund  (UK) ● Australian Genomics and Clinical Outcomes of High Grade Glioma  (AGOG) ● Australian Pituitary Foundation Ltd ● Austrian Society for Neurooncology (SANO) ● Barbara DiStase Memorial Walk (USA) ● Barrow Neurological Institute Belgian Association of Neuro Oncology (BANO) ● Michael G. Belz Foundation (USA) Beyin Tumoru Destek Grubu Turkiye Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor  Research (USA) ● Braincare BC (British Columbia Cancer Agency – Canada) ● Brain and Spine Foundation (UK) ● Brain Candy Project  (USA) ● BrainLife ● Brain Science Foundation (US) Braintrekking (Hong Kong) ● Brain Tumour Action (BTA – UK) ● Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA) ● Brain Tumour Association of Western Australia ● Brain Tumour Barcelona (Spain)  Brain Tumour Foundation of India Brain Tumour Research (UK) Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire (UK) ● Brain Tumour Research Campaign (BTRC - UK) Brain Tumour Support Group, The Austin Hospital (Australia) ● Brain Tumour UK   Brainwaves Brain Tumour Support Group (UK) ● Brains Together for a Cure (USA) ● Brainstrust (UK) ● British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) ● British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS) ● Bryan's Dream Foundation (USA) BT Buddies (UK) ● California Brain Tumor Association (USA) ● Canadian Alliance of Brain Tumour Organizations (CABTO) Cancer Council Queensland Brain Tumour Support Group (Australia) ● Cancer 52 (UK) ● Cancer World magazine (Italy) Capitulo de Neurooncologia y Base de Craneo Asociacion Colombiana de Neurocirugia CART-WHEEL (Australia) ● Cathean Limited Medical Writing Consultancy ● Cellular and Molecular Neuro-oncology Research Group, University of Portsmouth (UK) Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) ● Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Support Group (USA) Centre de Recherce Public de la Sante (CRP-Sante - Luxembourg) Charles Warren Brain Tumor Awareness Foundation (USA) ● Charlie’s Challenge (UK) ● CHANCE CHildren AgaiNst CancEr Association Beirut (Lebanon) Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre Nottingham (UK) ●  The Christie Radiotherapy/CNS Team Clowns in the Sky (UK) Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN) Foundation ● Comprehensive Cancer Center Vienna Central Nervous System Tumours Unit (CCC-CNS) Chris Elliot Fund / The Elliott Foundation ● Cristian Rivera Foundation (USA) Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center, Bon Secours Health System (USA) The Cure Starts Now Foundation (USA) ● Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe (Germany) Dr Marnie Rose Foundation (USA) ● Ed Evans Foundation (UK) ● Edinburgh Centre for Neuro Oncology (ECNO – Scotland) ● European Association of Neuro-Oncology European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) ● European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer – Brain Tumour Group ● European School of Oncology (ESO) Florida Brain Tumor Association (USA) ● 42nd Vienna Scout Troop "St Sebastian" Glioblastome Association Michele Esnault (GFME – France) ● Gray Matters Foundation (USA) Grey Matters (Australia) ● Gruppo Italiano Cooperativo di Neuro-Oncologia (GICNO) ● Hammer Out Brain Tumours (UK) Headsmart Be Brain Tumour Aware (UK) Hjernesvulstforeningen (Norway) Il Fondo di Gio ONLUS (Italy) ● Imagine for Margo (France) Indian Society for Neuro Oncology (ISNO) Instituto nacional de enfermedades neoplasicas INEN (Peru) International Association for Hospice &  Palliative Care (IAHPC) Irene ONLUS (Italy) ● Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation Joe Di Palma Brain Tumor & Pediatrics Foundation (USA) ● Katie McKerracher Trust (UK) Kartu Lengviau (Lithuania) ● Kings Health Partners Neuro Oncology Service ● Kortney Rose Foundation (USA) ● Latin American Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (FLANC) ● League Against Cancer, County PGZ-Rijeka (Croatia) ● Leap For A Cure (USA) Legacy Brain Foundation (USA) ● Levi’s Star Children's Brain Tumour Charity(UK) ● Mark Linder Walk for the Mind (USA) Liverpool Hospital (Australia) Brain Tumour Education and Support Group ● mAss Kickers Foundation (USA)  Meagan’s Walk - Creating a Circle of Hope  (Canada) ● Meningioma UK ● Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation (USA) ● Monmouth and Ocean County Brain Tumor Support Group Inc (USA) ● The Kevin Mullin Memorial Fund for Brain Tumor Research (USA) Musella Foundation (USA) ● Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Charity (UK) ● The National Brain Appeal (UK) National Brain Tumor Society (USA) Neurooncology Working Group of the German Cancer Society – NOA ● Neuroscience Centre, New Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (UK) Newro Foundation (Australia) ● The Nicholas Connor Institute (USA) Nick Gonzalez Foundation for Brain Tumor  Research (USA) ● NOgIN, The Neuro Oncology Information Network, Westmead (Australia) Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (USA) ● One More Day Inc (David Bailey) Paul Levitt Foundation (UK) ● Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (US) Pediatric Brain Tumor Network of Japan (PBTN) The Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre (Canada) ● Philippine Alliance for Brain and Spine Tumours Inc Philippine Brain Tumour Alliance Rachael's Ribbons of Hope Foundation   Rare Cancers Europe Rare Disease UK ● ROC On! (USA) ● Rarer Cancers Foundation (UK) Romanian Society of Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology Sally Payne and Friends (Australia) ● Scottish Adult Neuro-Oncology Network (SANON) ● 2nd Department of Neureology, University and Derer Hospital, Bratislava (Slovak Republic) The John Sierzant Brain Tumor Support Group (USA) Society for Neuro-Oncology - SNO (USA) ● Sontag Foundation (USA) ● Sophie’s Wish (UK) ● Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (USA) STOPhersentumoren.nl (The Netherlands) ● Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research - SSBTR (USA) ● Svenska Hjarntumorforeningen (Sweden) ● Sydney Neuro Oncology Group Ltd (Australia) Tali’s Fund (Canada) ● Teenage Cancer Trust (UK) The Brain Tumour Charity (UK) ● Tug McGraw Foundation (USA) United Brain Tumour Support (Australia) Victorian Race Walking Club Inc Voices Against Brain Cancer (USA) ● The Charles Warren Brain Tumor Awareness Foundation (USA) We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network (USA) ● Wendy J Pierson Foundation for Brain Cancer Research ● Werkgroep Hersentumoren (Belgium) ●  Worcestershire Brain Tumor Support Group (UK) Wylie’s Day Foundation (USA) ● Zimbabwe Brain Tumor Association Z.V.I. Health Consumers (Israel)

(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 or kathy@theibta.org

Click to view the 2011 list of supporting organisations, the 2010 list, and the 2009 list.

The IBTA is grateful for grants from the following companies:

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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