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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Something to watch on BB2 on Wednesday 17th May - "A Time to Live": award-winning Sue Bourne filmed 12 terminally ill people (including one brain tumour patient) who told their stories. In each case, they focused on living not dying, and - hard though it is to believe, they all had positive things to say. For those of us touched by brain tumours, it will surely be an emotional - but hopefully uplifting - experience to watch it. Here at BTRC we shall remember Anna Swabey, who was due to take part in the filming last year, but sadly it was not to be.
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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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Dan Wiggins

Dan was first diagnosed with a grade 2 brain tumour after a grand mal seizure in April 2006 when he was 30. He received a variety of treatments including a craniotomy in 2009 to de-bulk the tumour. At that time he found out that the tumour had been re-classified as a grade 3 or 4 and his doctors recommended he should start to receive regular chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital. Dan was married to Lucy and was a fundraiser for and a trustee of BTRC.

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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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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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