This page is dedicated to listing some of the numerous resources out there on primary brain tumors. As with all such resources, be sure to verify any advice with your physician before making any health-related decisions.
The following pamphlets are also available in hard copy. Please contact the Foundation with requests by calling 617-852-5230 or by emailing.
- Your Meningioma Diagnosis (PDF, 16.6KB)
- Preparing for Your Neurosurgery (PDF, 28KB)
- Meningioma: A Guide for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals (PDF, 25KB)
- Brain Tumors and Fatigue (PDF, 113KB)
- Read an article by Elizabeth B. Claus, M.D., Ph.D., in Brain Tumor Update, Volume 2, Number 51, 13 December 2005. Visit the Brain Life website to download the issue.
- Causes and Cures: A New Era in Research by Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, PhD, describes an exciting research project funded by the Brain Science Foundation. The article is reprinted from the National Brain Tumor Foundation’s newsletter Search, Issue #61 (Fall 2004).
- Who Gets Brain Tumors and Why? (PDF). This fact sheet is available from the National Brain Tumor Foundation with their permission.
- Neuroscience, Memory, and Language. Decade of the Brain Series, Volume 1. Published by the Library of Congress (Available in many libraries).
- Progesterone and Glucorticoid Receptor Activation in Meningiomas by Rona Carroll, et al. published in Neurosurgery, Vol. 37, No.1, July 1995. View the abstract here.
- Mechanisms Underlying Tumor-Associated Seizures. A Brain Science Foundation White Paper by Suzanne Goh (M.D. candidate of Harvard Medical School), with Dr. Peter Black.
- Dr. Peter Black and meningiomas featured on CNN. View the transcript. Please note that the transcript states incorrectly that there are 70,000 new meningioma cases each year when the accurate number is 17,000 (Central Brain Tumor Registry 2003).
- Scientific American Frontiers This PBS site contains a 20-minute video of Dr. Peter Black as he works with a patient before and during brain surgery. PBS also offers an extremely interesting overview of the brain at different life stages complete with a 3-D view and scans.
- National Brain Tumor Society
- Clinical Trials and Noteworthy Treatments for Brain Tumors
- Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS)
- The New England Journal of Medicine
- National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus
- American Brain Tumor Association
- The Dana Foundation
- Factors associated with survival in patients with meningioma, McCarthy, BJ, Davis, F, Freels, S, Surawicz, T, Damek, D, Grutsch, J, Menck, H, Laws, E, “Factors associated with survival in patients with meningioma,” Journal of Neurosurgery. 88:831-839, May 1998. Note: this article was published in Neurosurgical Focus, April 1997 and subsequently published in Journal of Neurosurgery thirteen months later.
Please note, these sites contain information for patients and often by patients. These sites are not reviewed for medical or other content by the Brain Science Foundation. BSF references these sites only as a source of support. Please review these sites carefully and consult your medical team for further information.