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Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of UK children
Will you help save the lives of children with brain tumours?
Every year around 450 children in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Survival rates for childhood brain tumours in the UK are among the lowest in Europe.
On average, children in the UK wait up to three times longer for a brain tumour diagnosis than those in other developed countries. This can make long-term survivors up to ten times more likely to suffer disability. We need to improve our understanding of childhood brain tumours.
The University of Nottingham and the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) have been UK leaders in childhood brain tumours since the UK’s first paediatric neuroscience ward opened at the QMC in the 1980s. In 1997, public donations led to the founding of the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) at the QMC.
The CBTRC performs pioneering research into genetic abnormalities of brain tumours, novel imaging techniques and drug delivery. It also excels in diagnosis, innovative treatment and raising awareness. Additional funding will enable further crucial advances to be made into understanding the cause, nature, treatment and outcomes of childhood brain tumours.
The CBTRC helps families share experiences and emotions and is dedicated to improving the lives of young brain tumour sufferers and their families worldwide. Improving awareness of symptoms and quicker diagnosis will improve the long-term outcomes for children and young people with brain tumours. Our research findings will guide developments in research and clinical practice and will inform national and international healthcare policies to help us win the fight against childhood brain tumours.
What will your Impact be?
Your support for Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre will have a genuine impact on saving, and improving, the lives of young brain tumour sufferers and their families in the UK and globally.
Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust is the largest dedicated funder of brain tumour research in the UK, and its research grants are awarded only after a stringent review process.
The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre has been successful in securing several grants from this highly regarded research funding organisation.
Julia Trusler, Head of Research, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust
We established our charity to financially support the ground-breaking research work of Professor Richard Grundy and the team at CBTRC.
Widely regarded as the national centre of excellence in the UK for brain tumour research, CBTRC has state-of-the-art facilities and through innovation and expertise, competes on the world stage with their research publications.
Mr Andy Foote, The Joseph Foote Trust
Hearing that your child has cancer is every parent’s worst nightmare.
Nottingham should be extremely proud that it is home to such a centre of excellence that is helping families through what is undoubtedly one of the most distressing experiences they will ever face.
Vernon Coaker, Labour MP for Gedling
“Funding for research into children’s brain tumours is of vital importance and without it we simply wouldn’t have excellent facilities like the CBTRC producing life-saving new therapies and advances in patient care.”
MEP Glenis Willmott