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Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years

Perfect stocking filler for the fashionista with a conscience

Perfect stocking filler for the fashionista with a conscience

Cutting-edge London milliner Piers Atkinson, who has created head pieces for fashion icons from Beyoncé to Kate Moss, and Lady Gaga to Helena Bonham Carter, has inspired a gorgeous brooch.

Limited to a run of just 500, the new brooch was created exclusively to aid charity Brain Tumour Research in highlighting that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Each brooch comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

To buy your brooch, go to www.braintumourresearch.org/piers-atkinson


For further information, please contact:
Anna Berankova at Brain Tumour Research on 07591 206624 or anna.berankova@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.

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