Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours, and is a leading voice calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer.
It has Brain Tumour Research Centres which are centres for excellence at the Universities of Portsmouth, Queen Mary, London, Imperial College and Plymouth.
Some key facts
- Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age.
- Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.
- Historically, just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to brain tumours.
- In the UK, 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour.
- Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia.
- Brain tumours kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer.
- Brain tumours kill more women under 35 than breast cancer.
- Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers.
Increase National Investment into Brain Tumour Research to £35m a year.
Your help is needed to add 100,000 signatures to Brain Tumour Research’s petition before the end of February 2021.
Lions Clubs International (MD105) British Isles is working in partnership with Brain Tumour Research to raise £1 million over four years to help fund game-changing research and raise awareness of the impact of brain tumours.
At Fareham Lions, the loss of someone from a Brain Tumour is close to our hearts.
We are challenged to raise at least £2000 towards this cause and here are some ways to help that: