Theo Burrell is our new Patron

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Brain Tumour Research is proud to announce Theo Burrell as a new Patron.

The Antiques Roadshow expert was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) in June 2022. She underwent life-extending surgery, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Theo, 37, said: “Being told you have an aggressive brain tumour is absolutely terrifying, but I want to reassure people that I’m living with cancer, not dying from it. It’s important to me now to do what I can to give hope to other people in this situation.

“Being a Patron will allow me to campaign more officially, especially within Scotland, and it’s something I am honoured to be gifted with.”

Theo is now focusing on her family and campaigning with us. Today, she is meeting scientists working on GBM at our Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London.

It took me six months to get my diagnosis. I visited multiple doctors with awful migraines, prolonged sickness and problems with my sight,” she said.

“No-one knew what was wrong and when I finally had a scan, I was told I had brain cancer and, without surgery, had just three months to live.

“I am frustrated that it took so long to get my diagnosis; we need to change that and it’s vital that we raise more awareness of this devastating disease to stop this happening to other families. It’s so important more money is invested in research in order to improve treatments in future and, ultimately, to find a cure.”

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