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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On the morning of 13th May several members of the Gothelf family ran the 5K Charity Run in Barnet Fields (north London) in memory of Stuart Gothelf - father and grandfather to several of them. This has has become a family tradition in recent years, and other family members and friends joined them in support of their efforts. They have raised over £2500 so far with more to come, they hope - please support them on their justgiving page Or why not persuade your family and friends to do something similar and help us raise much-needed funds for brain tumour research? We are hugely grateful for everyone's efforts - please help us to #findacure! ... 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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Anna Louise Swabey

Diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 23, Anna Swabey was initially given just months to live, but under the care of consultant neurosurgeon Kevin O’Neill, at Imperial College, London, Anna had surgery and went on to have a year’s chemotherapy and radiotherapy under oncologist Matt Williams. She shared her experiences from the time of her diagnosis almost up to her death through her blog “Inside My Head”.

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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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