National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £30-35 million a year
Medical research hugely reliant on charities; help needed
Brain Tumour Research has been working with organisations such as National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and Cancer 52 to ensure the voice of brain tumour research is heard in these uncertain and unsettling times.
We have emphasised that it is not only front-line charities that Government and society relies on, but that medical research is also hugely reliant on charities. Many research charities, such as Brain Tumour Research, are solely funded by voluntary income and are now facing an unprecedented challenge, following current reductions in income.
The threat to charitable research funding impacts upon the Government’s own cancer strategy, Life Sciences strategy, Long Term Plan and the NHS and NICE, due to the slower throughput of clinical trials and new drugs.
It makes sense for the Government to make one-off grants to charities such as Brain Tumour Research, to support us during this period and providing us with the opportunity to provide excellent value for money for the Government in the future, by
continuing to support the research it has come to rely on us to instigate and fund.
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