ABOUT BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH CAMPAIGN (BTRC)
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Read about some people whose lives have been touched by brain tumours – we hope you feel as inspired by them as we do!
Melissa Huggins is an attractive twenty-eight year old primary school teacher with a Grade lll Anaplastic Ependymoma brain tumour and further tumours in her spine. She was diagnosed in 2005 after many years of not knowing what was wrong. In 2009 with the help of her sister, fiancé and friends she raised £250,000 to send her to Boston, US for proton therapy to shrink the tumour. She has since had chemotherapy and radiotherapy and is back teaching at school three days a week.
Our brain tumour research programme is possibly one of the most comprehensive in the world. Its aim is to look at every possibility to improve the outlook for brain tumour patients by producing rapid “translational” research, ie research that translates into treatments as quickly as possible. We have examined every aspect of the patient pathway from diagnosis through treatment to survival and have identified areas that require improvement to achieve this.
Donations, fundraising and sponsorship are vital to our work.
We promise that unlike many charities today:
- none of the money raised will be spent on administration
- 100% of net donations will go to research projects
Please help us with our work
Your donation could save lives.