Campaigning

BTRC’s advocacy and campaigning activities are carried out by its trustees, patients and their families and friends, as well as members of its scientific team.

If you are interested in getting involved in our campaigning activities, please contact us:  info@btrc-charity.org

We are involved, both independently and in collaboration with Brain Tumour Research, in a wide range of activities raising awareness of the need for increased brain tumour research funding.

Examples include:

Recent steps forward

Some significant steps forward were taken in 2018 which will hopefully bring us closer to our goal of finding a cure for brain tumours.

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Brain Tumour All Party Parliamentary Group

BTRC regularly attends meetings of the Brain Tumour All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which was established in 2005 by John Bercow, MP for Buckingham, Speaker of the House of Commons and Patron of Brain Tumour Research.

The aims of the Brain Tumour All Party Parliamentary Group are: “To raise awareness of the issues facing the brain tumour community in order to improve research, diagnosis, information, support, treatment and care outcomes”.

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Brain tumour research funding e-petition

The UK Government has formally acknowledged that more needs to be done for brain tumour patients and their families.

Health Minister George Freeman MP announced a package of measures at a Westminster Hall debate on Monday 18th April which was prompted by an e-petition launched by the family of Stephen Realf, lost to a brain tumour at the age of 26, and backed by Brain Tumour Research.

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International Brain Tumour Alliance

Our engagement with IBTA brings an international perspective to our advocacy.

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Press

We have regular press coverage of our activities and our supporters at both a local and a national level.

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