The Brain Tumour Charity

Going further, faster for a cure

Brain tumour survival rates remain among the worst of any cancer and research is desperately underfunded. Current treatments are severely limited and have barely changed in over 20 years. We urgently need to turn progress into impact for patients by taking a radical approach to research.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150054)

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Championed by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust


  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and young adults, reducing life expectancy by over 25 years on average. Every day 33 people in the UK are diagnosed, yet brain tumours receive just 3% of cancer research funding. Treatment options are limited to surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but brain tumours pose unique challenges and these treatments often have little impact on survival and can have devastating side effects. We must develop more effective, kinder treatments.


From listening to our community our research is founded on 3 commitments: Improve scientific understanding: support outstanding science to increase our understanding of brain tumours. Fund innovative, potentially game-changing, ideas and approaches Accelerate new treatments: catalyse the translation of lab discoveries ensuring that promising scientific breakthroughs become new, effective treatments Maintain quality of life: assess and champion the most effective ways to maintain quality of life

  • My son Xander passed away in January 2021, less than 18 months after he first started showing symptoms of a brain tumour, he was only four.

    — Jo, Xander's Mum

  • Time is the most precious thing. We could have had more important conversations with Gunnar. We could have shared more family milestones, more hugs and kisses. There is nothing I wouldn't do to share one more Christmas with him.

    — Diana, Gunnar's Wife