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Our aim is to help everyone diagnosed with a brain tumour access the help they need to get back on top of things. Get to know us, and find out about our unique brain tumour support.

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An easy to use database of brain tumour support services, and brain tumour clinical trials. Find out what is available to you, on your doorstep and beyond.
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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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Great Yorkshire Run - Be great for brain tumour support – 28th September 2014

Be great for people with a brain tumour - Join team brainstrust and thousands of runners in Sheffield on Sunday 28th September 2014 for the Great Yorkshire Run.

Great Yorkshire Run for brain tumour support


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Cochrane Review - chemotherapy, radiotherapy or both to improve brain tumour survival?

brainstrust is delighted to be involved with Cochrane UK. The Cochrane Collaboration is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health.

 

So we now have a hotline to Cochrane so that we can share with you the latest research around brain cancer. And here is the first summary for you to read:

 

Does giving chemotherapy, radiotherapy or both improve survival in people with rare (anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas) brain tumours?

 

Traditionally, the standard of care for people with anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and anaplastic oligoastrocytomas (brain tumours) has been surgery followed by radiotherapy. However, the benefit of post surgery...


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