Our brain tumour research programme is possibly one of the most comprehensive in the world.


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We fundraise through events and donations in order to raise awareness of the need for a significant increase in brain tumour research funding. We also fund projects involving research scientists and clinicians to improve brain tumour treatments and work towards finding a cure.

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Brain tumour research is woefully underfunded. We work to raise awareness of the critical need for increased funding while supporting desperately needed ‘bench-to-bedside’ research projects.

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We are a UK charity bringing together expert clinicians and research scientists with brain tumour patients and their family and friends to fight this devastating disease.

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As the second anniversary of the death of Anna Swabey approaches, her amazing friends and family are planning a fundraising event in her memory. See the details below - please help them raise more funds for Anna's Campaign. As they say, during her lifetime she rallied friends and strangers alike to raise £100,000 - but since her death, a further £31,000 has been raised in her name, a fitting tribute to her and indication of their determination to continue her work after her death. We loved Anna Louise Swabey and we love them all - and we still miss her sorely! Please help us continue our quest to find a cure for this terrible disease which takes people from us far too soon! You can donate on her justgiving page 💜 ... See MoreSee Less

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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!

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Sunita Nathwani

Mum-of-three Sunita was diagnosed with a type 2 meningioma brain tumour after an eye test at Specsavers. She underwent surgery and treatment but lost her battle less than two years later. Her husband Upin has been left with a void in his life and is comforted by the pride he feels in their talented and beautiful children.

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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.

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The best research comes through exchanging ideas and collaborating with other institutions, both nationally and internationally.

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Research funded by BTRC has produced numerous publications and presentations: here is a list of the published papers, abstracts, posters and presentations that our grants have facilitated.

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A list of research projects under way and funded by BTRC.

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Donations, fundraising and sponsorship are vital to our work.

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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

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