Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
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You can access our latest news, our regional and national press releases, authoritative facts about brain tumours as well as contact details for our key spokespersons.
We can help organise interviews with patients, fundraisers, clinicians and researchers. With our access to research, clinical and other medical experts, we can provide crucial information about brain tumours, updates about research and thoughtful, professional comment on therapeutic approaches, initiatives and discoveries.
We are connected to world-class scientists and coupled with our in-house expertise, can offer detailed comment on all aspects of brain tumour research.
We are a leading voice on policy in the field of research into and awareness for brain tumours.
Information and statistics about brain tumours
Please see below for key statistics about brain tumours and explanations of the various types, symptoms and treatments
We are the leading voice in the UK for communicating the trends surrounding brain tumours
- Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
- Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has historically been allocated to this devastating disease
- Approximately 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour
- Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers
- Unlike most other cancers, incidences of and deaths from brain tumours are rising
Please quote Brain Tumour Research as the source for these statistics.
Types of brain tumour
There are over 120 different types of brain tumour. Read more about the types of brain tumour.
Symptoms of a brain tumour
Brain tumours can present themselves with a whole variety of symptoms, depending upon which part of the brain is affected. Read more about brain tumour symptoms.
Treatments for a brain tumour
The main treatments for brain tumours are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, steroids and anti-seizure medication. Read more about treatments for a brain tumour.Read more Show less
We maintain close and personal connections to a wide variety of patients, carers, friends and families, all affected by brain tumours in one way or another. We regularly provide case studies to the media; brave individuals sharing their story to give hope to others. For our full range of patient stories, follow this link
Please contact our media team (details below) if you would like more information about any specific individuals or patient stories.
We are experts on the brain tumour charity sector, as well as research, fundraising, politics and current affairs relating to brain tumours. We are available for radio and television interviews at short notice and can provide authoritative comment and content for the media on all aspects of this disease.
- Sue Farrington Smith MBE – Chief Executive
- Robin Meltzer – Director of Fundraising and Marketing
- Hugh Adams – Head of Stakeholder Relations
- Susan Castle-Smith – Head of National and Regional PR
Our press office contacts and press releases
For national media enquiries, please contact:
- Susan Castle Smith, Head of PR on 07887 241639 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hugh Adams, Head of Stakeholder Relations on 07809 701229 – email@example.com
Any non-media enquiries should get in touch with us by selecting one of the options on our main Contact Us page.
Our press releases can be found here.
About the Brain Tumour Research charity
We are the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours and we are a leading voice calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer.