Don’t be benign about brain tumours.
Brain tumours come in all sorts of grades, shapes and sizes, and the impact is rarely benign.
People with any sort of brain tumour can experience awful symptoms, many of which you can’t see. Memory loss, exhaustion and changes in personality are just three of the serious symptoms that a brain tumour patient may have to live with.
This year we're wearing grey on October the 1st to help people understand that all brain tumours can have a devastating impact.
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.
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...