UK Brain Cancer Summit: Updates

Stay up-to-date with current developments as we voice the hope and determination of everyone in our community when we join government ministers, fellow campaigners and researchers at a crucial meeting today in the battle against brain tumours

The Government has today called for greater innovation in brain tumour research, as it publishes a landmark review into brain cancer research in the UK. Our team are in London bringing us the news as it happens.

This page will update throughout the day to bring you the latest news and commentary from the team here at The Brain Tumour Charity.

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Campaigning for Change: Breaking down barriers to brain tumour research

To improve survival and quality of life for people affected by a brain tumour there needs to be significant investment in the research infrastructure. By this we mean several things.

  • Investment in people: support for early career researchers to specialise in brain tumours, and for researchers already in the field to collaborate with colleagues specialising in other neurological conditions so as to improve our understanding of how the brain functions.
  • Investment in infrastructure: support for the routine collection of tumour tissue into biobanks and enabling researchers' easy access to those samples to improve our understanding of the disease.
  • Investment in resources: making it easier for NHS staff to set up research in their hospital so that every patient has the opportunity to be a research patient.

With these and other changes we will see the scope and impact of brain tumour research excel.

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We campaign to improve life today for all those affected by a brain tumour, but we're only able to do this alongside our incredible supporters taking action to help bring about real, lasting change. That's why we need people like you to join us.

Campaigning activities range from sharing our campaign messages on social media to meeting with your local MP, so whether you can give a little time or a lot, we'd love to have you on board.

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