Brain Tumor Network

BTN, a not for profit organization, was conceived and launched by Rick and Susan Sontag. Their hope is that brain tumor patients seeking answers in navigating the healthcare system will find guidance through this network, thus empowering their care by identifying treatment options beyond the standard of care. BTN provides compassionate personalized service and brain tumor treatment information.

By definition, a brain tumor is: "an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain." Tumors are either cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Primary brain tumors are a rare form of cancer; Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States estimates an incidence rate of 79,270 new cases of primary malignant, non-malignant brain and CNS tumors in 2017.

Brain Tumor Support Group of NE Florida, Hosted by BTN

Since 2007, the Brain Tumor Support Group has been providing opportunities for people in Northeast Florida to find a network of support with other individuals who understand the changes and challenges experienced by brain tumor patients. This support group welcomes brain tumor patients with any tumor type, family members, and other caregivers.

Support Group in Jacksonville Hosted by BTN

Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at FSCJ's Deerwood Campus, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road. Look for the gray ribbon sign outside of the building entrance off of Old Baymeadows Road (map displayed below).

Like all BTN resources, the support group is free.

2017 Meeting Dates

  • September 16, 2017: CANCELED, due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma there will be no Support Group this month. FSCJ's campus is closed through 9/18/17.
  • October 21, 2017
  • November 18, 2017
  • December 16, 2017