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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Just over a week to go till our Christmas Celebration at beautiful All Saints Church, Fulham - if you haven't already booked, it promises to be a sell-out event, with over 300 guests. Our celebrity readers are all in place, with Alfred & Jemima Beadman, Charles Collingworth & Judy Bennett from the Archers, Jill Baker, Sara Crowe, Freddie Fox, Miriam Margolyes and Georgina Rylance. Also supporting us are Majaestic Brass, the Holland Park School Choir and Les Magee all the way from Northern Ireland to play the harp - and of course as always the amazingg All Saints choir singing the anthems and leading us all in the hymns. "Bubbles and bites" afterwards to set the festive season in motion! Please join us and help our Christmas Appeal to raise funds for vital brain tumour research for patients at Imperial College's Charing Cross Hospital ... 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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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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