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We'll help you understand, and take control so that you can secure the best possible outcome following your brain tumour diagnosis.

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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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Support for carers who are looking after someone with a brain tumour

Being a carer is not a job you apply for. We know.

We also know that it’s also one of the hardest jobs you might have to do. And that’s why it’s so important that you get the support that's needed too.

A short break for carers

brainstrust has recently been working with After Umbrage, a charity dedicated to providing free, short breaks for anyone who has been looking after family members or loved ones with a life limiting condition. The charity’s founder Tara Belcher set up the charity after caring for her father through cancer and now wants to help carers who are facing a terrifying brain tumour diagnosis.


The charity is offering carers in our community free short breaks at the lovely

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) publishes the new categorisation for brain tumours

After many months of waiting, the WHO has published the new categorisation for brain tumours, which provides a more precise and accurate system of classifying brain tumours.

What does this mean for people living with a brain tumour?

For the first time the categorisation combines molecular information with histology (the type of tumour). This means that clinicians will be able to reach a more accurate diagnosis, a better prognosis and more focused treatment planning. It is a step closer towards personalised treatments as clinicians will be able to target therapies more accurately. 

And for research?

This is a significant step forward for neuro-oncology research. Research and the development of new treatments will mean that patients can be better matched based on the molecular signature of their brain tumour. And of course, once the data about brain tumours is gathered we...

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