Why we need your support

These brain tumour statistics are shocking. We believe that fighting brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support is the only way to save lives, reduce long-term disabilities and help everyone with a brain tumour and their families.

The statistics

  • 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 – that's 29 people every day.
  • Over 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour each year.
  • At least 102,000 people are estimated to be living with a brain tumour in the UK currently.
  • 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.
  • Brain tumours are the largest cause of preventable or treatable blindness in children.
  • Research offers the only real hope of dramatic improvements in the management and treatment of brain tumours. Less than 2% of the £498 million invested in cancer research funding in the UK in 2014 was spent on brain tumours.

Our values

Our values underpin our culture, the way we do things and what we believe in. The way we work is:

Pioneering

We are relentless and courageous in the pursuit of our vision, seeking new ways to make a difference.
We will always do what is needed, even if it's not easy, to achieve excellence.

Passionate

People are at the heart of our charity. We are passionate about finding a cure and ensuring that everyone affected has the highest quality of life and chance of survival.
We respect and respond to every individual who supports us or who we support in our endeavour to find a cure.

Collaborative

We will only achieve our vision by building networks, partnerships and a strong brain tumour community. We collaborate and value everyone's contribution.
We will only make a lasting impact and drive change through working together.

Smart

We are focused and intelligent in our approach to defeating brain tumours.
We are the experts you can trust to give you the information you need and to make a difference.

Unite with us and help us take these steps towards achieving our vision of a world where brain tumours are defeated.

Find out more about our progress since the launch of our strategy. We have taken bold steps towards our goals but there is still so much to do. Please join us and be part of the change.