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Our Vision, Mission and Values

16,000 people every year are diagnosed with a brain tumour

Our Vision

To find a cure for all types of brain tumours                            

Our Mission

To increase the UK investment in brain tumour research

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Brain Tumour Research is determined to change this!

We are the only national charity in the UK focused on finding a cure for all types of brain tumours through campaigning to increase the national investment in brain tumour research to £35 million per year, while fundraising to create a network of seven sustainable Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence across the UK. 

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Our values

Our values underpin our vision of finding a cure, representing our guiding philosophy and
how we go about delivering our mission.


The courage to accomplish inspiring goals

The team at Brain Tumour Research is focused on finding a cure for brain tumours. Together we are driven to accomplish ambitious goals in pursuit of this vision, from driving engagement and building compelling campaigns; to reaching major lobbying milestones and achieving research breakthroughs. As the only national charity dedicated to sustainable research into brain tumours, we are clear-sighted and disciplined. Agile, energetic and courageous, we continually demand better outcomes for patients and their families.


Uses authority and expertise to positively influence Brain Tumour Research takes responsibility for influencing wider public understanding of this disease; focusing minds on the required funding to fight it. We inspire stakeholders (including researchers, parliamentarians and activists), galvanising them into action and resolutely holding both organisations and individuals to account. We punch above our weight, leading the national debate on improving outcomes for brain tumour patients.


Working together to achieve results Brain Tumour Research is passionately committed to raising both awareness and funding for research. Embracing the diverse experiences of our volunteers, supporters, member charities, research centres and corporate partners, we value our relationships with everyone in the brain tumour community, however this devastating disease has affected our lives. Our shared stories and tireless efforts come together as one voice to make us all stronger.


Catalysing change both internally and externally Innovation is central to the dynamic culture of Brain Tumour Research, from the pioneering Centres of Excellence to the best practice delivered across the team and inspired in our member charities and supporters. We are constantly evolving, working smarter and building on successes through creative thinking and campaigning. We are a positive force for change, challenging the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more in brain tumour research.


Thought leaders, prioritising scientific advancement Intelligent, objective and pioneering, Brain Tumour Research is building a network of experts in sustainable brain tumour research. We champion thought leadership by fostering collaboration between scientists, clinicians and academic partners, bringing together the best minds in the field to search for a cure. Through strategic planning, methodical implementation and rigorous analysis, we deliver world-class research.

Research Centres of Excellence

We are the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours.

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