WELCOME TO THE SSBTR WEBSITE!Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference. The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.
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RECENT SSBTR ARTICLES
- Posted on 06/07/2014
Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR), the largest student-run organization in Arizona, held it's 13 annual Walk-a-thon on Feb 22, 2014.
- Posted on 05/15/2014
SSBTR's brain tumor survivor Zack Hubbard tells his story in a "International Brain Tumour Alliance" feature article.
RECENT BRAIN TUMOR ARTICLES
- Posted on 08/21/2014
Researchers are developing a promising therapy to treat cancerous tumors - by injecting them with a bacterium found in soil.
- Posted on 08/20/2014
Scientists have found a new way to diagnose brain cancer based on genetic markers found in "junk DNA."
- Posted on 08/15/2014
A “Trojan horse” treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumor cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.
- Posted on 08/12/2014
Removing a brain tumor can be tricky for surgeons and painful for patients. Now there’s a new way using the nose as a pathway to the brain.
- — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
- — John F. Kennedy
“The raising of extraordinarily large sums of money, given voluntarily and freely by millions of our fellow Americans, is a unique American tradition... Philanthropy, charity, giving voluntarily and freely... call it what you like, but it is truly a jewel of an American tradition.”
- — Anthony Robbins
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
- — John Templeton
“An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Help yourself by helping others.”
- — Calvin Coolidge
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
- — Michael Milken
“There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.”
- — Maya Angelou
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
- — Helen Keller
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”