Together We Can Find A Cure for Brain Cancer

The survival of patients with brain tumors is generally poor, with the five-year survival rate for Glioblastomas–the most common form of brain cancer in adults– falling below 10%. There is an urgent need to develop new approaches that can benefit patients in the near term. Brain cancer is an extraordinarily challenging and under-funded disease.

It was James Broach's hope that through increased funding provided by The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research, more research could be accomplished, bringing the brain cancer community one step closer to finding a cure so that one day no family would have to suffer as his did. 

The Central Role of Private Philanthropy 

Funding for brain cancer research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Cancer Institutes in particular, is at an all-time low with less than 10% of proposed grants being funded. To be eligible for NIH grants, research institutions like The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Brain Tumor Center must collect a proposed project’s initial research data first . . . which is where private philanthropy comes in. The crucial start-up research and work must be sponsored by private funds in order to make subsequent NIH funding possible. The success of brain tumor research and the development of new treatments depends directly upon private philanthropy.


The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

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The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research
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