The Future

As we renew our strategy ‘Defeating Brain Tumours’, we will learn from the past and build on the progress we have made together.

We hold ourselves to account for our strategic goals – to double survival and halve the harm – that represent hope for our community and remain urgent, relevant and ambitious.

Our son Alec made us promise to stop this brutal disease from taking other lives, just as he realised that his own was ending, aged just nine. Several years on and the foundations are laid for bringing hope to others and and fulfilling that promise to our son. Together, we know that real change is possible – that we do make a difference.

Clare Nomand, mother of Alec (pictured)


We will continue to build on our strong foundations and pursue our goals relentlessly, despite challenges such as COVID-19. We will use our progress over the past five years as a springboard to drive further change, through existing projects and exploring even more pioneering options, towards our vision of a world where brain tumours are defeated.

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With many thanks to Costello Medical for the gift of this report, which was developed on a pro bono basis.