Campaign to help brain tumour researchBy Laura Nightingale
November 29, 2012
THE second week of the News & Mail’s Christmas appeal to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity is focusing on medical research.
The 15-year-old Farnborough charity has channelled more than £8m into world class brain tumour research - a field which receives just 2% of all cancer research funding, despite being the single biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.
Readers of the News & Mail are being encouraged to give a Gift of Hope this Christmas to help the charity raise £50,000 to directly fund a research project which could result in new treatments and ultimately save lives.
This week we spoke to Professor Paolo Salomoni and Dr Steve Pollard who have led the charity's research laboratory at University College London since 2009.
Prof Salomoni said funding for brain tumour research in general was "neglected" in the UK, adding: "In the economically active population it is a big killer.
“Brain tumours are a very aggressive disease and we still know little.
“We need to know more to find new ways to target this type of cancer. It is an urgent need.”
To support the Christmas appeal text "hope" to 70123. You will be charged £5 plus one message at your standard network rate.
The Brain Tumour Charity will receive 100% of your donation, excluding O2 customers where 99% will be received.
By using this service, you agree that the charity may contact you in the future. If you would rather they did not, text NOMORE to 70123.
For more on this story, see this week's News & Mail, out on Thursday, November 29.