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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Brain Tumour APPG calls for inquiry evidence

Today, Brain Tumour Research, in our role of providing the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) are calling for written evidence from brain tumour researchers, those working at the coalface, with the skills, talents and vision to unlock the uniquely complex puzzle posed by brain tumours. We want to hear from anybody conducting UK based brain tumour research about current practice experience and any existing barriers to progressing a cure and are asking scientists and clinicians to provide written evidence for the APPGBT inquiry ‘Pathway to a cure – breaking down the barriers’ which will examine the challenges facing researchers and then present proposals to Government.

The landmark 2016 Petitions committee report into funding for brain tumour research stated: “Brain tumour patients have been let down by a lack of leadership from successive governments… The Government must now put this right.”

Since then questions have been asked, comments have been made in debates and a £40 million funding allocation from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was announced in 2018 but funding issues for vital brain tumour research continue to be raised and barriers continue to be identified.

The APPGBT inquiry seeks to move from ‘talk to action’, focus on solutions rather than problems and is today ready to take its next steps on this major piece of work that will shift the landscape for UK brain tumour research. 

This link will take you to the survey to be completed and returned to inquiry@braintumourappg.org.

Please share this link with your oncologist, your surgeon or your clinical team and help us change the rhetoric and bring hope to thousands of patients and their families.

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