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If only brain tumour research could be funded in the same way as leukaemia and other cancers

Author Archives: Elise O'Kelly

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Aaron Wood – In Our Hearts

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Student Aaron Wood died at the age of 24, four years after being diagnosed with what was thought to be a low-grade brain tumour, which later turned out to be a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. He had undergone surgery and … Continue reading

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Budget 2017: Will the Chancellor help fund a cure for brain tumours?

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Today, the Chancellor Philip Hammond will rise to his feet in the House of Commons to deliver his first Budget, and the first of Theresa May’s Government. Ahead of his Budget speech, Hammond has already told the papers this weekend … Continue reading

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Meet the team behind #NWKC2017

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This team of inspirational people will take on a 187-mile bike ride across Kerala in India in memory of Nicki Waterman to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. They will be cycling up to 55 miles each day through the … Continue reading

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Ann Swadden – In Hope

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Ann was 24 and had been married to Alan for less than a year when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. In March, National Brain Tumour Awareness month, she will undergo a craniotomy procedure to remove the low-grade glioma. … Continue reading

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Poppy Eden – In Hope

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Poppy’s brain tumour was overlooked on no less than 22 medical appointments. Eventually diagnosed after an MRI scan, she was rushed in for emergency surgery at the age of ten. She missed Wear A Hat Day last year as she … Continue reading

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