In 2004, an informal partnership of a number of UK brain tumour charities came together under the banner of the United Brain Tumour Campaign. These charities worked together raising awareness and to achieve a common goal 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 is relatively little being done to support brain tumour patients or carers, or towards funding research into finding a cure, compared to other more high-profile cancers.
Today, Brain Tumour Research still supports and is supported by numerous official Member Charities from across the UK that are united with us under our national banner. We embrace these collaborations and welcome any and all new Member Charities.
Our collective voice carries greater weight in media coverage and adds weight to our political campaigning action. Our Member Charities are helping us build a game-changing network of world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK.
In Sue's Name
In Sue’s Name was set up in honour and remembrance of a very special wife, mother and daughter, Sue Blasotta, who was diagnosed with lesions on the brain in November 2010 and died just six weeks later, aged 42.
The primary aims of the charity are to raise awareness of brain cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the UK among children and adult patients under the age of 40; to support clinical research into brain cancers; and to offer a forum of support to brain cancer patients and their families. In Sue’s Name has set a target to raise £1 million by 2027 to provide crucial research funds to support Brain Tumour Research’s Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London.
Read Sue's story.