Brain Tumor Awareness | Gray Matters
May is National Brain Tumor Awareness. Support and awareness, though, is needed every day in order to fight this disease, drive research, and work towards a cure. Brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common cancers (after leukemia) affecting children. Over 4,000 children will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year.
Make a Difference | How to Get Involved Locally
- Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research
- Beer for Brains
- Gray Matters Foundation
- Jaydie Lynn King Foundation
- National Brain Tumor Society's new Pediatric Initiative's goal is to address barriers to developing therapies for children with brain tumors. They also have an Annual Walk in Phoenix to support brain tumor research.
Each year our patients who have been diagnosed with cancer spend a week at Camp Rainbow hiking, swimming, canoeing and forging friendships.
The ArtWorks program was launched over 25 years ago to benefit Phoenix Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. As the largest major annual fundraiser for the Center, ArtWorks raises urgently-needed funds by converting the original artwork of young cancer patients into greeting cards, canvases and more, and selling the items to the public. Each piece of artwork is a reflection of the patient’s personal story. 100% of funds raised go to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and help provide significant financial assistance for ongoing research, as well as medical and family support.
Barrow at Phoenix Children's Neuro-oncology Program
The Jaydie Lynn King Neuro-oncology Program, is the only comprehensive pediatric neuro-oncology program in Arizona treating brain and spinal cord tumors. Combining the expertise and strengths of subspecialists in the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD), the Neuro-Oncology Program treats more than 70 percent of brain tumor patients in Arizona. We offer family-centered, multidisciplinary, coordinated care to provide hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families.
Phoenix Children's Hospital is a member of Children's Oncology Group (COG), a national research consortium. We are also one of two institutions in Arizona – and the only location in Phoenix – conducting Phase I trials, giving pediatric cancer patients access to the newest treatments available. The Oncology Program is also an active participant in the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutic Investigator Consortium (POETIC), a Phase I consortium composed of 10 large academic medical centers in the United States and CanadaResearch provides patients with the best, most up-to-date treatments for their illnesses and identifies and evaluates new treatments to help future children. At Barrow at Phoenix Children's, this translates into cutting edge care and access to the most promising new options.