Defeating brain tumours
Our strategy sets ambitious goals as we know these are the only way to make a real and lasting difference for people with a brain tumour. Watch our strategy video.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and are responsible for more years of life lost than any other cancer. Prognosis for brain tumours is so poor that the focus cannot only be on medical care. A partnership with Credit Suisse could transform how people access care and support.
You could provide 39,000 hours of specialist support following the devastation of a brain tumour diagnosis.
Over 55,000 people are currently living with a brain tumour in the UK and this year over 5,000 people will lose their lives to a brain tumour. Of those who do survive, most will have a reduced quality of life.
Our Alterline Report - 'Losing Myself: The Reality of Life with a Brain Tumour' found that 91% of people say that having a brain tumour affects their emotional and mental health. Brain tumour patients and their carers repeatedly report some of the worst experiences amongst all cancer patients.
Our partnership could change the way people live with their diagnosis. Your support could give:
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours. We fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life.
Our vision is for a world where brain tumours are defeated. We have two clear and ambitious goals - to double survival within 10 years and halve the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life. We are committed to having the greatest possible impact for every person affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that getting the diagnosis of a brain tumour no longer means a death sentence.