National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Raising awareness of childhood brain tumours
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month begins this Wednesday (1st September) and we are taking this opportunity to raise awareness of brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under the age of 40.
Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia. One in three children who die of cancer are killed by a brain tumour.
We are working with families affected by this disease to shine a spotlight on this devastating disease. They include the family of five-year-old Aaron Wharton (pictured) who is currently facing a gruelling treatment regime for his brain tumour. We are very grateful to those supporters who are sharing their experiences, the tragic stories of children who have lost their lives to this devastating disease and those who are living with a brain tumour.
We’re sharing how we’re leading the way in research to find a cure and developing a specialist hub focused on paediatric research at the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). To find out more about how we’re building capacity to facilitate further research and future breakthroughs, visit our new webpage focused on finding a cure for childhood brain tumours.
And we’re asking you to donate to support the vital research being undertaken at our Centres and our campaigning activity to increase the national investment in brain tumour research. You can help us fund the fight to get us closer to a cure for all types of brain tumours, including childhood brain tumours.
Visit our new webpage to find out more and donate today.
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