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Help us build a brain tumour support service to help 60,000 people.

Today, brainstrust and the National Cancer Registration Service of Public Health England are able to share for the first time up-to-date information on the number of people in England and Wales living with a brain tumour.

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We now know categorically that there are over 55,498 people living in England and Wales with a brain tumour.
And there is potential for there to be a further 20% increase in this number when we have accurate data for London and the South East, and a further jump once we have data for Scotland, where we are also helping hundreds of people with a brain tumour and their carers.

Before today, we knew that around 8,600 people a year were diagnosed with a primary brain tumour, but knew that this figure did not reflect the real scale of the challenge...


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brainstrust story teller needed - 12 month paid internship

Do you believe in brain tumour support like we do? Are you looking to embark on a career in writing and/or marketing? Then we may have just the opportunity for you...

This is very exciting. We are looking for someone to be brainstrust's very own writer and story-teller for 12 months. This is a new role. It's a paid internship and the work will be vital in helping us to reach new audiences and generate greater understanding of our work with those that already know about us. No experience is required, but unbound enthusiasm, and a keen interest in writing and marketing is important.

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But please be quick - the clock is ticking! 

 

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A milestone in brain tumour research: the UK’s first national networked brain tumour tissue archive.

A new collaboration announced today gives unprecedented access to over 400,000 brain tumour tissue samples for research.

 

This initiative, called the Brain Tumour Archive Network, will unlock thousands of previously hard to access brain tumour samples for researchers throughout the UK.

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Helping the clinical community to access more brain tumours for more research


Creation of the network is being led by brainstrust and supported by a wider group of brain tumour charities including Charlie’s Challenge, Brain Tumour Research and umbrella group Sophie’s Wish. BRAIN UK, operating at the University of Southampton, will link existing archives of brain tumour tissue in a virtual network so that researchers can gain access to unprecedented levels of tissue to support their much needed research into better...


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