Brain Tumour Research
Brain Tumour Research operates as a separate entity to its member charities but represents the united campaign voice of the Brain Tumour Research group of charities.
- To raise at least £7 million per annum
- To accelerate progress significantly in brain tumour research in the UK, in order to make a clinical difference
- To improve the outcomes for brain tumour patients
Brain Tumour Research was originally set up in 2004 as an informal partnership comprising a number of UK brain tumour charities, under the banner of the United Brain Tumour Campaign. These charities committed themselves to working together to achieve a common goal, namely to raise funds for research into the prevention and treatment of brain tumours, as well as ultimately finding a cure.
Sue Farrington-Smith, Director of Brain Tumour Research, says:
"We recognised that we needed to join forces to raise national awareness and get both the larger cancer charities and government funding behind us. We acknowledge that charities such as Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research will always devote their funding to their particular cause. We are working through the brain tumour All Party Parliamentary Group to urge the Medical Research Council and other more general cancer charity partners of the National Cancer Research Institute, such as Cancer Research UK, to plug the gaps so that across the UK rarer cancers will have at least a proportionate amount of research funding to play ‘catch up'."
Today, there are over 20 member charities and 20 umbrella groups within the Brain Tumour Research group. Each of the members was galvanised into action as a result of personal involvement with brain tumours, having realised that there was relatively little being done to support brain tumour patients or carers, or towards funding research into finding a cure.
The group intend to create a much greater national awareness of brain tumours through the media and to raise much needed funds for seven centres of excellence at UK universities, where some brain tumour research is already being carried out. This force, gives the charity nationwide coverage.
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