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American Brain Tumor Association

Contact Information

Executive Director
2720 River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

1-800-886-2282 (Voice - Toll-free), Patient Line
847-827-9910 (Voice),
847-827-9918 (FAX),

Internet Resources


The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1973. Services include over 40 publications which address brain tumors, their treatment, and coping with the disease; these publications are written in easy-to-understand language. Our materials address brain tumors in all age groups. ABTA also provides free Social Work consultations; a mentorship program for new brain tumor support group leaders; a nationwide database of established support groups; the Connections pen-pal program; networking with organizations that provide services to brain tumor patients and their families; and a resource listing of physicians offering investigative treatments. The association offers national Symposia and regional Town Hall Meetings for patients and their families. Services provided are free to patients and their families.


ABTA offers over forty publications which address brain tumors and their treatment, resource listings of physicians, listings of brain tumor support groups, a pen-pal program, national patient Symposia and regional Town Hall meetings, the ABTA Brain Tumor Survivor's Guide to the Internet, and referrals to resource organizations; Tri-annual Newsletter. These services are provided without charge to patients or families.


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Date Entered: 4/1/1998
Date Edited: 2/18/2013
Date Revised: 11/7/2007 12:39:03 PM
Health Referral Number: HR0200
Accession Number: DP91A0008

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