UNITED… in a common cause to give brain tumour patients the same chance as those with other cancers
Brain Tumour Research represents the united campaign voice of the Brain Tumour Research Group of Member Charities. Established in 2008, the charity Brain Tumour Research was launched specifically to raise substantial funds for brain tumour research and operates as a separate entity to the Member Charities.
Originally set up in 2004 as an informal partnership of a number of UK brain tumour charities under the banner of the United Brain Tumour Campaign, these charities committed themselves to working together to achieve a common goal, namely to raise funds for research into the prevention and treatment of brain tumours, as well as ultimately finding a cure.
Each of the members was galvanised into action as a result of personal involvement with brain tumours, having realised that there was relatively little being done to support brain tumour patients or carers, or towards funding research into finding a cure.
Today we continue to be supported across the UK by numerous brain tumour charities that are united under our national Brain Tumour Research banner. Our collective voice carries greater weight in nationwide media coverage and adds to our capacity in lobbying MPs.
Our mission is to:
Raise at least £7 million per annum to create seven Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence across the UK
Accelerate progress significantly in brain tumour research in the UK in order to make a clinical difference
Improve the outcomes for brain tumour patients now and in the future