Walk-a-thon - RAIN or SHINE!!!

In case of inclement weather, we have arranged to setup indoors in an area the size of 2 huge gyms

                                                                      BE THERE!




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.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world..." Gandhi

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  • 2015 Honorary Chairs

    Come see Johnjay & Rich at this year's SSBTR Walk-a-thon. Link image to see their very impressive bio.

  • Photo Gallery

    See videos and photos of recent SSBTR events (SSBTR Walk-a-thon, UA College of Med Charity Gala, Desert Vista 5K Run).

  • Ketogenic Diet by Dr Scheck

    "..so does this have clinical utility...it is a resounding YES.. - Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck

  • Walk-a-thon VIDEO

    If you were at last year's SSBTR Walk, you can relive the memories and maybe even see yourself. If you weren't there, come see what you missed.

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Philanthropic "Quotes"

  • “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself… Serve and thou shall be served.”

  • “The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”

  • “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.”



SSBTR in the News

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Brain Tumor News

  • Novocure presents novel anti-cancer hat for brain tumour patients

    An oncology company has introduced a novel therapy for solid tumours in a form of an anti-cancer hat that has been shown to increase patients’ chances of surviving two years by up to 50%.

  • New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

    2 new studies describe devices that help surgeons & nonsurgical physicians better understand the outline and location of cancerous tissue in the brain, potentially improving outcomes for patients.

  • Plant extract fights brain tumor

    German scientists now discovered in cell cultures, animal models and human tumour tissue that a harmless plant extract can be applied to treat Cushing Disease.

  • Targeted Drug Offers Hope for Brain Cancer Patients

    The drug Gleevac has nearly doubled the survival rate for patients with some forms of leukemia, and scientists believe a similar medication may do the same for brain cancer.