National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £30-35 million a year
Neurosciences and brain tumour research: joining forces for greater impact
Today sees the announcement of a workshop hosted jointly by Brain Tumour Research, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the British Neuroscience Association (BNA), designed to enable multi-disciplinary collaborations between researchers in the neuroscience and brain tumour communities.
The workshop is a direct result of the parliamentary debate on the funding of brain tumour research in the UK that was sparked by the e-petition begun by the Realf family in 2015, and with your help attracted over 120,000 signatures. This fantastic display of support by everyone touched by this devastating disease led to the founding of a Task and Finish Working Group, chaired by Chris Whitty (Department of Health and Social Care Chief Scientific Advisor). Our Chief Executive, Sue Farrington Smith, and Nathan Richardson, Head of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the MRC, were active members of this Group.
A report by the Group was published in February 2018, which identified significant opportunities for the brain tumour and neuroscience communities to work in partnership, and now this opportunity has arrived.
Read more about the workshop.