New research reveals startling new facts
One in 50 people who die under the age of 60 die from a brain tumour
In the new report published by Brain Tumour Research, presented to MPs at Westminster on July 1st, an update on the groundbreaking National Research Funding report, published in July last year presents stark new facts about the impact of this devastating disease.
Startlingly, one in 50 people who die under the age of 60 years are dying from brain cancer. And, just as shockingly, 71% of those who die of a brain tumour will be under 75 years old, compared to 47% for all cancers.
Brain Tumour Research brought together leading research scientists in the field of brain tumour research along with patients and their families to meet MP David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, and present the findings.
The group presented two critical issues to the Minister, asking for clarification around funding flows and the need for a complete register of research taking place in the UK.
Download the Report Update PDF here.
Click here to view previous published reports.
Source: Brain Tumour Research