Our vision

Our vision is for a world where brain tumours are defeated.

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence.

We fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life.

  • We fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure.
  • We raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
  • We provide support and information for anyone affected to improve quality of life.

The cause

While survival has doubled across all cancers, survival rates in brain tumours in adults have improved little in over 40 years.

  • Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.
  • Over 10,600 people are diagnosed each year with a primary brain tumour, including 500 children and young people – that's 29 people every day.
  • Over 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour each year. Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by on average 20 years – the highest of any cancer.
  • Just 19% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis.