Childrens Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC)

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 1988
  • Initiator Type: Nonprofit foundation
  • Disease focus:
    Child Brain Cancer
  • Location: North America


The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) is a collaborative, multi-institutional research program dedicated to the study and treatment of childhood brain tumors. The CBTTC supports the research of new prognostic biomarkers and therapies for children with pediatric brain tumors. As part of this research effort, the CBTTC has developed a network of informatics and data applications which allow researchers from across the world to work together to discover cures. “Innovation through collaboration” is made possible by the CBTTC’s state-of-the-art biorepository as well as expertise of leaders in the field of biomedicine.


The mission of the CBTTC is to find cures and improve treatments for children diagnosed with brain tumors. To achieve this mission, the CBTTC collects high-quality brain tumor biospecimens and associated clinical data to facilitate the genomic analysis of biospecimens. Cell lines are developed and transplantable tumor models are then created from biopsy specimens. These models allow researchers to share their findings with other CBTTC member institutions and the world-wide scientific community.

Consortium History

The Consortium began in 1988

Structure & Governance

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia oversees the consortium


The CBTTC is completely funded by donor support

Intellectual Property

CBTTC provides free and open access data to the public

Data Sharing

Open-source data sharing, pooling of biospecimens, and real-time global research collaboration capabilities fast track and boost bench-to-bedside innovations in the field of pediatric brain cancer.


Points of Contact

Contact The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium:

CBTTC Operations Center
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia PA 19104


Sponsors & Partners

Alan Stallings Fund


Alex Munoz Foundation

Andrew Noten Hudson Foundation

At Least Kids Foundation

Avery Lubrecht Foundation

BethAnn Telford, TeamBT

Brain Tumor Avengers

Brendan Bovard Fund for Brain Tumor Research

Bryce Hansen Bridge of Hope Fund

Charles and Pat Genuardi

Chester County Community Foundation

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and the Licensing and Merchandiser’s Association

Christopher Brandle Joy of Life Foundation

David and Deborah Calvaresi

Derrick and Lauren Roamelle

Dragon Master Foundation

Eaise Family Foundation, Inc.

Grayson Saves Foundation

Hanna Duffy Foundation

James and Nancy Minnick


Joseph T. Lentz Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Fund


Kayla’s Hope for Kids Fund

Kyle Daniel Kerpan Foundation

Lauren’s First and Goal

Miriam’s Kids Research Foundation

Naya Foundation

Pearce Q.  Foundation, Inc.

PLGA Foundation

Smiles for Jake Foundation

Stanley’s Dream

Suzanne Gilligan – Luke Forward

The Christopher Court Foundation

The CJR Memorial Foundation

The Kortney Rose Foundation

The Lilabean Foundation

The Matthew Renk Foundation

The Timothy Pauxtis Foundation

Thea’s Star of Hope

Vs Cancer Foundation

Why Not Me? Foundation

Wylie’s Day Foundation

Last Updated: 06/19/2017

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