BRAINTMR -- Brain Tumor Research/Support/Community


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The BRAINTMR list ( is a forum to discuss topics related to all types of brain tumors whether labeled "benign" or "malignant." Information and experience is shared among brain tumor patients, their families & supporters, all kinds of concerned medical and allied health professionals**, medical educators, and researchers who study brain tumor growth or treatment.

**(Interested health professionals include: neurosurgeons, nurses, social workers, primary care physicians, pathologists, oncologists, psychologists, rehabilitation therapists etc.)

BRAINTMR is open to all and is moderated, not edited. There is no charge for this service. If you are interested in becoming a member of the BRAINTMR mailing list, please see below.

Here are just a few examples of how BRAINTMR is used:

* For patients and families dealing with the same tumor type to "meet"
* To find out WHO is doing WHAT brain tumor research
* To address emotional aspects of patients' brain tumor treatment
* To discuss the impact of brain tumors on individuals, society and the practice of medicine
* To discuss other intracranial malformations (such as the AVM)

BRAINTMR was initiated in October 1992 by Samantha J. Scolamiero, a brain tumor survivor. It came online May 15, 1993. As of Jan 2014 There are over 1000 active subscriptions from six continents on the list. These include several redistribution lists and individual subscriptions for entire research organizations and brain tumor foundations. There are on average 10 messages per day. Many people generously offer their expertise and experiences to provide information and support. Anyone willing to talk about brain tumors is welcome to expand our discussions.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the BRAINTMR Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

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