On World Cancer Day (Sunday 4th February), Brain Tumour Research joins the call for a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and life-saving diagnosis, treatment and care is equal for all.
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age or 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national investment in research has been allocated to this devastating disease since records began in 2002.
Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK focused on finding a cure for all types of brain tumours, through campaigning to increase the national investment in research to £35 million a year.
Brain tumours are indiscriminate, affecting anyone at any age, and just 12% of patients survive beyond five years, compared with an average of 54% across all cancers.
We are investing in long-term research at our four dedicated Research Centres of Excellence to speed up diagnosis, improve treatments and ultimately find a cure for all brain tumours.
We recently announced a groundbreaking clinical study at our Centre of Excellence at Imperial College London which found that high-grade brain tumours, such as glioblastoma (GBM), can be detected with a simple blood test.
Breakthroughs such as this are only made possible with the continued generous donations and tireless fundraising of our supporters.
You can make a huge difference this World Cancer Day and bring hope to the lives of brain patient tumours simply by making a donation, however big or small, or by joining one of our fundraising events.