The Brain Tumour Charity

Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by 20 years on average, the highest of any cancer, and are the biggest cancer killer of children and young adults. Despite these facts, less than 2% of the cancer research funding in the UK every year is spent on brain tumours. The Brain Tumour Charity was founded in 1996 and employs 94 people to fund excellent research, reduce diagnosis times and provide practical support and information for people with a brain tumour, their family and friends.

Our strategy, Defeating Brain Tumours (2015-2020), sets out our ambitious goals of doubling survival and halving the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life and is underpinned by five initiatives: ‘a cure can’t wait’, ‘every patient is a research patient’, ‘early and accurate diagnosis’, ‘equal access to the best treatment and care’ and ‘improving life today’. We measure our impact by tracking the progress of our strategic targets and goals. Last year (2017/18) we made outstanding progress through our research, awareness and support programmes and implemented innovative new projects to drive change but we continue to work even harder to achieve our vision of a world where brain tumours are defeated.

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