New report on funding flows for brain tumours
Data from our new report, published by New Philanthropy Capital, speaks for itself:
People with brain tumours have incredibly low survival rate – just 18.8% of those diagnosed between 2006 and 2010 alive in 2011.
More average years of life lost to brain tumours than any other cancer – average of 20.1 years earlier for brain tumour compared with average of 12.5 years earlier when looking at all cancers.
16% increase in deaths from brain tumours over last 10 years.
Five site-specific cancers – Breast cancer, leukaemia, colon and rectal cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer – receive 60% of all national funding, the remaining 40% spread across 43 remaining site-specific cancers, including brain tumours.
The message is simple: we need a sea-change in the way brain tumour research is funded. PLEASE add your signature to our e-petition and let’s get the government to act. Share this please with everyone you know.
For the full report, visit: http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/brain-tumour-research-funding-flows/