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World Health Organisation Publishes New Guidelines on Brain Tumour Classification

Schwannoma_-_Antoni_A_and_B_-_very_high_magIn May 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published new official guidelines for the classification of brain tumours. Last published in 2007, this update now includes genetic and molecular information of tumours combined with their histology (the way tumours are examined under a microscope) into the classification process, which will help refine expert diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours. (more…)

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A Hattastic Partnership

Fenwick Auction Launch 2Prestigious department store Fenwick of Bond Street is celebrating its 125th year with a stunning display and auction of 13 unique hats, designed by some of the UK’s most exciting milliners. Fenwick have also chosen Brain Tumour Research as an exclusive charity partner for the event, with all proceeds from the auction helping to fund our vital research.

The exhibition is titled ‘Decades of Drama: By the Masters of Modern Millinery’ and will run for two weeks starting Thursday 19th May to June 2nd. Each hat will represent a different era in Fenwick’s impressive history. Some of the designers – Stephen Jones, Rachel Trevor Morgan, Vivien Sheriff and Philip Treacy – have already demonstrated their commitment to Brain Tumour Research, providing inspiration for our designer Wear A Hat Day brooches.  (more…)

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Association of Medical Research Charities

AMRC certificate-page-001This week, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) have launched a social
media campaign ‘Peer Review Matters’ to highlight the nature and importance of being a member of the AMRC and what that means for scientific research carried out.

Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK dedicated solely to funding long-term brain tumour research at Centres of Excellence and building a network of experts in sustainable brain tumour research. We are proud to be a member of the AMRC.


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Ben Anderson – In Hope

Ben AndersonFourteen-year-old Young Scout Leader Ben Anderson went to the optician for a check up at the end of the summer holidays. Within hours he was referred to hospital and a scan revealed he had a brain tumour. Immediate action was required and Ben underwent surgery. He recovered well but needed further treatment, this time in the US, to halt the growth of his tumour. Despite the gruelling treatment and distruption cause to his schooling, Ben did well in his GCSEs and is now studying for a career which he hopes will see him working with children with special needs.

“My world had been turned upside town. I had walked into the opticians with a child who seemed perfectly healthy and was just days away from going into year 10 to start his GCSE courses. Less than 24 hours later my son was diagnosed with a brain tumour and needed life-saving surgery. I was 29 weeks pregnant. When Ben turned to me and said: ‘I really want to be here to meet my new baby brother or sister. Am I going to die mum?’ I told him no, he wasn’t going to die and we would do whatever was needed.”

Ben’s mum Jane tells his story … (more…)

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Helen Legh – In Hope

Helen LeghNew mum, Helen Legh, a BBC radio presenter, feared her baby daughter Matilda wouldn’t survive.  Now five, Matilda is thriving, but Helen faces the grim reality that she won’t see her daughter grow up and is making the most of whatever time they have left together.  She is also creating a treasure chest of precious mementoes for Matilda to cherish when she is gone.

“Even my worst fears hadn’t prepared me for this.  I immediately thought of my Matilda, then just four years old, who had only recently started at school.  How long was she going to have a Mummy? I was so sad to think how I was never going to see her grow up, or get married, how I was never going to be a Granny.  And more to the point, how were she and her Daddy going to cope when I died?”

Read Helen’s story… (more…)

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