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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £30-35 million a year

Urgent investment for brain tumour research is still needed

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) released annual investment figures showing a total of £413 million given to cancer research for the year ending March 2018. This announcement shows no change to the £13 million spent on research into brain tumours in their previous financial year.

Research into brain tumours represented just 3% of their total national spend, compared to 5% for leukaemia and 11% for breast cancer.

Earlier this year, CRUK pledged to spend an additional £25 million over the next 5 to 7 years (£3.6m to £5m a year) on research into brain tumours and have invited applications from researchers. Watch this space for further news and developments.

Our Chief Executive Sue Farrington Smith said: ”We are taking significant steps in our journey toward a cure. Our campaigning work is helping influence significant change in the awareness of the importance of sustainable research. However, our community deserves the £30-35 million a year research funding needed to make a real difference.”

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