Our vision is for a world where brain tumours are defeated
Your brain is the most extraordinary part of your body. It’s responsible for your ability to move and to communicate. It controls your emotions and stores your memories. It’s the part of you that makes you, who you are.
Yet, at least 88,000 children and adults are currently estimated to be living with a brain tumour in the UK. And the impact can be devastating. Just 12% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis and brain tumours reduce life expectancy by an average of 27 years – the highest of any cancer.
Despite this, treatments haven’t changed in 40 years and research into brain tumours is still woefully underfunded. In fact, just 3% of the money spent each year on cancer research in the UK is spent on brain tumours.
We know progress isn’t happening fast enough. We need to do more, if we’re going to find a cure. And we need to do it now. That’s why we’re investing in more forward-thinking research, more specialist support services, and passionately lobbying for more urgent change.
We’re committed to improving life for everyone affected and to defending the most incredible part of the human body.
Brain tumours strike fast. But we believe that with your continued commitment and support, we can be the generation that stops them – right in their tracks.
We won’t stop until we have.
- Double survival in the UK
- Halve the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life in the UK.
Our values underpin our culture, the way we do things and what we believe in. We are pioneering, passionate, collaborative and smart.
Watch an overview of our new strategy for 2021-2022
Find out how we’re leaning into our strengths and our community, to make sure we can continue to drive urgent progress for everybody affected by a brain tumour.
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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.