The Brain Tumour Charity
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LevelUP Cancer is a new and ambitious coalition of less survivable cancer charities seeking to address the devastatingly poor survival rates and experiences across brain, liver, gut and pancreatic cancers. A partnership with Virgin Money London Marathon will play a vital role in addressing some of the most pressing needs within these communities, particularly that of late diagnosis.
Brain, liver, gut and pancreatic cancers are the least survivable cancers in the UK. To date, the investment into research, support, information, awareness and policy has not been sufficient to deliver acceptable improvements needed by the 81,500 people diagnosed with one of these cancers each year.
The five year survival rate of these cancers is below 20%. This has not changed in the last 40 years; while the average five-year survival rates for other cancers is at 54%.
LevelUP Cancer is a united response to the outcry from our communities who are devastated by these cancers of unmet need. Member charities include: Pancreatic Cancer UK, The Brain Tumour Charity, The British Liver Trust and Core. Click below to find out more about each of the charities.
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. 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.
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.
We fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life.
Pancreatic cancer is a tough. Tough to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to research.
Pancreatic Cancer UK provides expert, personalised support and information via our Support Line and through our range of publications. We fund innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. We campaign for change; for better care, treatment and research and for pancreatic cancer to have the recognition it needs.
For too long this disease has been sidelined. We want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need.
Registered Charity England and Wales: 1112708, Scotland SC046392
Digestive diseases are conditions that affect the gut, liver and pancreas. Collectively they are a factor in 1 in 8 deaths in the UK – and more than a quarter of cancer deaths are from cancers found in the digestive system. Core funds medical research to save lives.
By increasing our understanding of disease we can enable more timely diagnosis and develop more effective treatment. To enable patients to take control of their conditions, Core provides evidence-based information. And we want to make sure that nobody suffers through ignorance or embarrassment so we work to raise awareness of digestive diseases, their symptoms and impact.
Registered Charity England and Wales: 1137029
Liver disease is the fifth largest killer in the UK. The British Liver Trust provides help, support and information for anyone affected by any type of liver disease. We run a helpline, website with downloadable publications and online and face to face support groups. We lead campaigns to raise awareness of prevention and early detection of liver damage, in order to prevent avoidable deaths and fund research. We lobby the governments of the four nations of the UK to improve services and keep liver disease high on the public health agenda.
Registered Charity England and Wales 298858, Scotland SC042140
With support from Virgin Money London Marathon we will:
From training advice to post-event celebrations, we support our running team at every step of the way.
Your team can shape the future of those diagnosed with one of these devastating diseases and help to save lives.
Find out why your support is so important and how our partnership will make a difference.