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Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission

16,000 people every year are diagnosed with a brain tumour

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) was formed in February 2018, stimulated in large part by the efforts of Baroness Tessa Jowell during the last year of her life when she was living with a GBM brain tumour.

The Mission embraces the recommendations made by the Department of Health and Social Care’s Task and Finish Working Group into brain tumour research.

Serving as a convening body, the Mission unites professional, patient, charity and Government groups to share information and work together to eradicate brain tumours. 

Key stakeholder organisations such as the NHS, the Department of Health and Social Care, Brain Tumour Research, The Brain Tumour Charity, brainstrust, Brain Tumour Support and Cancer Research UK, as well as academics and scientists, are all jointly working on the initiatives within the TJBCM.

Our Chief Executive, Sue Farrington Smith MBE, represents our community on the TJBCM's Joint Strategy Board.

The work of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission

Over the next five years, the TJBCM is focusing on six strategic objectives, organised through individual Strategic Programmes. These initiatives are:


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