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What we're funding

We are the leading funder of brain tumour research in the UK, committing over £41.2 million to date on pioneering projects that will help adults and children with brain tumours.

We fund research through a competitive, fair and transparent process of best practice called peer review to ensure we only select the very best research that will have a real impact on those affected by brain tumours.

Grant of the Month 2019

In this section we'll be taking an in depth look at different grant each month. Click through to learn what has been achieved so far, and what is next on the cards for our research projects.

April: Targeting ALK2 in diffuse midline gliomas

Research projects

As part of our research strategy, A Cure Can't Wait, we have established various funding opportunities to achieve our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm caused by a brain tumour. More information about the different types of grants we fund can be found below:

Childhood brain tumour research

Current and past projects

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Childhood brain tumour research - Current and past projects

Although they're relatively rare, brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and teenagers and the biggest cause of potentially treatable blindness in children - 62% of children who survive a brain tumour will be left with a life-altering, long-term disability.

Research is essential if we are to enhance our understanding of why and how each tumour forms, and what can be done to treat them.

This is why we fund research into a wide variety of childhood brain tumour types.

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Adult brain tumour research

Current and past projects

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Adult brain tumour research - Current and past projects

We fund research into a wide variety of brain tumour types that affect adults.

Research is essential if we are to enhance our understanding of why and how each tumour forms, and what can be done to treat them.

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Research is just one other way your regular gift can make a difference

Research is the only way we will discover kinder, more effective treatments and, ultimately, stamp out brain tumours – for good! However, brain tumours are complex and research in to them takes a great deal of time and money.

Across the UK, over 100,000 families are facing the overwhelming diagnosis of a brain tumour and it is only through the generosity of people like you can we continue to help them.

But, by setting up a regular gift – as little as £2 per month - you can ensure that families no longer face this destructive disease.

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