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The Grey Matters

The Grey Matters is our publication which gives you a chance to catch up on everything that we at The Brain Tumour Charity have been doing recently.

Please find the most recent copies of The Grey Matters below. Select and click on an issue you would like to read.

2022 issue


The Grey Matters – Issue 26 – 2022 – 7Mb PDF

The Twilight Walk is back! – The latest research – Better Safe Than Tumour


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2021 issue


The Grey Matters – Issue 25 – 2021 – 5.2Mb PDF

Cannabinoids: What and why?Using our voices for change!Driving progress in research.


2020 issues


The Grey Matters – Issue 24 Winter 2020 – 1.9Mb PDF

Artificial intelligence and brain tumours Baron Armah-Kwantreng on recovery Coping with change and uncertainty

The Grey Matters – Issue 23 Summer 2020 – 4Mb PDF

Brain tumour microenvironmentsAuthor Adam Blain on coping through humourLooking after mental health and emotional well-being

The Grey Matters – Issue 22 Spring 2020 – 1.9Mb PDF

Research into biomarkersNicki Chapman on dealing with her diagnosisManaging relationships


2019 issues


The Grey Matters – Issue 21 Winter 2019 – 4.6MB PDF

Learn more about our groundbreaking new research Launching BRIAN How to cope with fatigue

The Grey Matters: Issue 20 Spring 2019 – 4.6MB PDF

Bake it till you make it. Fired up for change Spotlight on – Hal Cruttenden


2018 issues


The Grey Matters: Issue 19 Winter 2018 – 1.8MB PDF

Your treatment. Your choice. Come together for Christmas Top tips for PIP

The Grey Matters: Issue 18 Summer 2018 – 2.5MB PDF

Actions not words Be part of BRIAN Repurposing the reovirus

The Grey Matters: Issue 17 Spring 2018 – 4.8MB PDF

The Big Bandana Bake Celebrating You Awards Our passionate fight for 5-ALA


2017 issues


The Grey Matters: Issue 16 Autumn 2017 – 3.5MB PDF

Driving breakthroughs "I can't thank the HeadSmart campaign enough" 20th anniversary celebrations

The Grey Matters: Issue 15 Summer 2017 – 3.3MB PDF

Our research progress so far Introducing The Everest Centre Joseph's legacy of hope

The Grey Matters: Issue 14 Spring 2017 – 3.9MB PDF

Our patient guide Children and Families Service Brain Tumour Awareness Month #WearItOut


2016 issues


The Grey Matters: Issue 13 Autumn 2016 – 3.2MB PDF

Investing in new research A united approach to patient data Defeating brain tumours: one year on

The Grey Matters: Issue 12 Summer 2016 – 4.3MB PDF

Our new research Welcome to the Citizens Advice Service #WalkWithUs sign up now!

The Grey Matters: Issue 11 Spring 2016 – 3.5MB PDF

#WearItOut for Bandanas for Brain Tumours Day 2016 Peer review process explained Thank you for walking with us!


2014 – 2015 issues


The Grey Matters: Issue 10 Autumn 2015 – 3.6MB PDF

Losing Myself: The Reality of Life with a Brain Tumour Start the Christmas season with us Join our Research Involvement Network

The Grey Matters: Issue 9 Summer 2015 – 2.6MB PDF

Defeating Brain Tumours: Our New Strategy 2015 – 2020 Building connections to better care Register for The Twilight Walk 2015

The Grey Matters: Issue 8 Spring 2015 – 3.2MB PDF

A Cure Can't Wait: Our Research Strategy Bandanas for Brain Tumours Day Launch of Jake Animations

The Grey Matters: Issue 7 Autumn 2014 – 3.9MB PDF

Launch of Leeds research programme Receiving treatment: your first steps Martin Kemp shows his support for HeadSmart


We’re raising the benchmark

We’ve been recognised as Charity of the Year 2018 for our pioneering approach, innovative research solutions and, above all, our community-centred approach to everything we do.