About Brain Tumors


When you set out to learn about brain tumors, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by medical terms and numbers. We’re here to help you better understand brain tumor types, treatments, and care. Get the information and support you need on your journey.

Brain Tumor FAQs
Although everyone’s brain tumor journey is different, there are some questions that nearly everyone has. From definitions and risk factors to statistics and survivorship, here’s what you need to know.
Find out about the most common brain tumor symptoms
What to expect if your doctor thinks a brain tumor may be a possibility

Learn about treatment and care choices for brain tumors, so you, your loved ones, and your medical team can make the best plan



The role of a caregiver is difficult to summarize, because it is different for each person and often evolves over time. The good news is, you’re not alone.

Need help? See what resources we offer

Learn about the different options for when a patient requires a higher level of care

Helpful information about living with a brain tumor

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Mindee Plugues


Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten


Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.