Brain Tumour Research
Brain Tumour Research
Brain Tumour Research was launched in April 2009 to raise the awareness of and funding for scientific research into brain tumours and improve outcomes for brain tumour patients. Brain Tumour Research is an umbrella charity, working in collaboration with 20 Member Charities around the UK.
Supported by this network, and with the fundraising achievements of 27 Umbrella Groups and thousands of fundraisers across the UK, Brain Tumour Research raised over £3. 5 million in 2013 to provide support and fund research.
Brain Tumour Research is on a mission to raise £7 million per year in order to establish and fund seven dedicated Research Centres of Excellence across the UK. Despite the advances in science and the growing opportunities for neurological investigation, brain tumours receive just 1% of the national cancer research spend – at this rate, it could take another 100 years to find a cure.
Research at the Centre of Excellence costs £1 million a year to run – that's £2,740 a day – and helps fund the UK's largest laboratory-based brain tumour research team. The scientists are focussing their investigations into this devastating disease to address key issues – such as tumour cell invasion into healthy brain tissue, effective drug delivery and personalised medicine, including specific treatments for childhood brain tumours, with the aim that this work will improve survival rates and quality of life for patients.
The charity is urgently calling for more fundraisers to help raise the millions needed to fund what researchers are calling ‘the last battle ground against cancer’.
Brain Tumour Research aims to:
- To raise the awareness of and funding for scientific research into brain tumours and improve outcomes for brain tumour patients through long term sustainable research into brain tumours
Established: January 2009
Registered Charity Number: 1153487
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 11
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 01296 733011
Address: Brain Tumour Research The Business Centre Padbury, Buckingham MK18 2BNView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website