Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years
Brain Tumour Research appoints four new trustees
National charity Brain Tumour Research has announced the appointment of four new trustees to its current board of six.
Margaret Stockham Turner, a chartered physiotherapist with 20 years board-level experience in the healthcare sector, brings her clinical background to the charity, including prior experience as Chief Executive of two NHS Trusts.
Highly experienced commercial lawyer, Jeremy Aron, is currently Legal Director of a FTSE 100 company and will be helping to ensure the continued legal and regulatory compliance of the charity.
Former Strategy and Public Affairs Advisor at the European Cockpit Association in Brussels, Gerard Kelly, has been appointed to further support the charity’s exceptional record on policy and campaigning.
Jessica Ranft, senior marketeer at several global technology companies including O2, Fujitsu and, currently, digital transformation firm Genpact, will advise the charity on marketing and digital strategy.
Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK focused on funding sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours, which kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. The charity supports a network of world-class brain tumour research centres in the UK.
For further information, please contact:
Caroline Marrows at Brain Tumour Research on 01908 867221 or 07714 743764 or Caroline@braintumourresearch.org
Notes to Editors
Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK focused on funding sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours. We are building a game-changing network of world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK. Embracing passionate member charities nationwide, £5.5 million was raised towards research and support during 2016.
We are campaigning to see the national spend on research into brain tumours increased to £30 - £35 million a year, in line with breast cancer and leukaemia. The charity is celebrating a year of high-profile campaigning on this issue following the unprecedented success of its petition in 2016. Following that, Brain Tumour Research is now taking a leading role in the Government’s Task and Finish Working Group convened to tackle the historic underfunding for research.
Key statistics on brain tumours:
- Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
- They kill more children than leukaemia
- They kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer
- They kill more women under 35 than breast cancer
- Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease
- In the UK 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
- Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing.
Please quote Brain Tumour Research as the source when using this information. Additional facts and statistics are available from our website including our latest Report on National Research Funding. We can also provide case-studies and research expertise for media.