More children and adults under 40 die of a brain tumour than from any other cancer and 55% of patients die within a year of diagnosis, yet brain tumour research receives just 1% of national spending on cancer research. This shortage of funding means a critical lack of researchers to find effective treatments.
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Earlier this year, and following thorough International Peer Review, Plymouth University partnered with Brain Tumour Research to establish the charity’s fourth Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence, to form, retain and grow world-leading teams to accelerate research into all 120+ types of brain tumour.
Based at the Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the team at Plymouth were recognised for their world leading research in the uniquely challenging field of low grade brain tumours and tumours of the nervous system – many of which affect the young.
Researchers in Plymouth are fast tracking drug therapies with a view to making them available to patients quickly and safely. Their ground-breaking research is aimed at improving quality of life and survival rates for brain tumour patients, with the ultimate aim of finding a cure. Currently the treatments available are complex and hazardous surgery to remove the tumour and radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The research team works closely with clinicians at Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, which is a regional centre for brain tumour treatment and care.
Despite the advances in science and the growing opportunities for neurological investigation unless we significantly increase research funding it could take another 100 years to find a cure!
Together, and with your support, we aim to raise £1 million per year, over five years, to help in this ‘last battleground against cancer.’