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Our partnerships

The Brain Tumour Charity links to and works with a range of partners to maximise our reach and make sure every penny raised works as hard as possible.

If you are interested in funding research with us, please contact our Research Engagement Manager, Becky Birch: becky.birch@thebraintumourcharity.org

Cancer Research UK

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Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK scientists, doctors and nurses work to bring better treatments to people with cancer, prevent the disease and diagnose it as early as possible, when it can be treated more effectively. We have a co-funding partnership with them for clinical trials of new, ground-breaking brain tumour treatments.

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Medical Research Council (MRC)

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Medical research Council (MRC)

Medical Research Council seeks to improve human health through world-class medical research by encouraging and supporting research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials. They work closely with the NHS and the UK Health Departments and give high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population.

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Action Medical Research

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Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies and children. They find and fund the very best medical research to help save and change children's lives and their successes include helping to develop the first polio vaccines in the UK.

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Children with Cancer UK

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Children with Cancer UK

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers. They aim to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity raises money to enable the hospital to provide world class care and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare.

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Katy Holmes Trust

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Katy Holmes Trust

Katy Holmes Trust is a charity dedicated to raising awareness and funding research towards paediatric brain tumours, in memory of 10 year old Katy Holmes. Together with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Children with Cancer UK, we are co-funding the INSTINCT programme to improve treatment options for children diagnosed with DIPG.

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OSCAR's Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity

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OSCAR's Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity

OSCAR's Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity was formed in the summer of 2014 by the parents and friends of Oscar Hughes. Oscar was just nine-years-old when he died of a medulloblastoma in May 2014.

Founded by Oscar's Mum, The Charity part-funds a researcher based at the Institute of Cancer Research who works alongside Professor Louis Chesler, developing new drugs to treat medulloblastomas.

They have also pledged to fund PNET5, a clinical trial aiming to prove that some children with a medulloblastoma could benefit from less aggressive therapies. This could increase their quality of survival, reduce the time spent in hospital and critically, reduce the risk of long-term disabilities.

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Worldwide Cancer Research

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Worldwide Cancer Research

Worldwide Cancer Research is a Scotland-based charity that fund cancer research globally. By funding research across the globe, the charity aims to promote scientific collaboration to enhance our understanding of cancer and develop effective treatments.

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Evie's Gift

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Evie's Gift

Following diagnosis of an aggressive brain tumour while on holiday in Spain, Evie died just twelve weeks later. Evie was only 13 years old.

During her treatment, Evie’s parents were accommodated within hospital grounds as well as the Ronald McDonald House but, sadly, other parents are not so fortunate. Bryan and Patsy Clover witnessed too many frightened and tired parents of children with similar life-threatening diagnosis’ sleeping on chairs in parents’ rooms or in their cars because they couldn’t afford local hotels.

Evie’s Gift aims to take away some of the worry by giving immediate financial assistance to parents with some food, travel and hotel costs. The charity have also chosen to support our pioneering partnership with the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) funding two researchers who will be searching for new drugs that can be used in the treatment of brain tumours.

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Little Hero

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Little Hero

Will was an adventurous and cheeky 6 year old boy, full of beans with a real love for life. 

After being diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of medulloblastoma, Will’s family tragically lost him just 9 months later to this horrific disease in February 2019.

Will’s family fought really hard to save Will. The Little Hero charity want to help other families suffering from the devastating effects of brain tumours and are pushing for change in primary cancer care methods, raising money to support other families fighting this savage disease and for research into more effective primary treatments for the most aggressive varieties of paediatric brain tumours.

Little Hero have chosen to part-fund our research project led by Dr Laure Bihannic to understand which cells give rise to Groups 3 and 4 medulloblastoma and use this knowledge to create accurate and effective pre-clinical tumour models for these subgroups.

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