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Patient Resources

Find information on brain and spinal tumors, including treatment and research. You can also find support groups and other resources at The University of Kansas Hospital.

American Brain Tumor Association
Since 1973, ABTA has provided comprehensive resources to support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers. We also fund research in diagnosis, treatment and care.

Spinal Cord Tumor Association
Formed by spinal cord tumor survivors, the SCTA provides support for survivors and their families. We provide education to raise awareness about this rare and debilitating illness, and work in partnership with the medical community and others to improve survivors' quality of life.

Patient navigators
Patient navigators will help you better understand your treatment options. They may also help make sure your treatments are delivered in a timely manner and help you find resources for other needs.

Head for the Cure
Head for the Cure Foundation raises awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.

Health library
Search our health library to learn about conditions and illnesses, use interactive tools to help manage your health and determine health and health-risk indicators such as body weight and diabetes.

Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing
The University of Kansas Hospital and Turning Point have combined services to offer additional support and a variety of programs and health resources for our patients and their families. Turning Point also offers additional classes and resources for those living with serious or chronic illness and their families.

Brain Support Kansas City
Learn about brain and spinal tumors, and the treatment options at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A dedicated team of neuroscientists, physicians and nurses provide the most comprehensive treatment options in the region. Caring for the patient doesn't end when the hospital stay is over. We have developed special sessions with a group of others who have shared your experiences in hopes that with discussions and education we can advance physical and emotional healing.