The stats about brain tumours are shocking. We are determined to change this.
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.
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.