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'Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020' - Our response

The Independent Cancer Taskforce recently published a new report: Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020, which sets out recommendations for a new cancer strategy in England.

brainstrust’s response:

The strategy outlined looks very promising, and many of the plans will have a positive impact upon our community, especially considering our representation on many cancer groups.

The report itself has breadth and depth and builds on everything that has gone before it (back to Calman Hine in 1995, the 2000 Cancer Plan, 2007 Cancer Reform Strategy, 2011 Cancer Outcomes Strategy).  It is well grounded in research and has a sense of reality about it. It is do-able. It pulls together, for the first time, the disparate strands of early diagnosis, data and information, and survivorship. 
And through our representation on the NCIN and the NCRI, we are well placed to wave the flag for brain tumours, so that the plans for world class outcomes can also reach our...

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brainstrust launches The Brain Tumour Tissue Campaign today.


Save lives - be a brain tumour tissue donor

Brain tumour tissue is removed everyday by surgeons but very few people know they can donate brain tumour tissue to research. A new campaign launched today [Tuesday 24 February] at the University of Bristol led by leading medical researchers and charity, brainstrust seeks to raise awareness for patients and healthcare professionals about donating brain tumour tissue and helping researchers find a cure for this disease. 



Just one third of surgical patients offered opportunity to consent

A recent national survey by North Bristol NHS Trust, BRAIN UK and brainstrust indicated that only 30 per cent of...

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

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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