Brain Tumour Initiative
Despite the devastating effects of brain tumours, they have not attracted the same level of research investment as research into some other childhood cancers. To counter this, in 2014, we launched our three-year Brain Tumour Initiative, with a pledge to invest at least £3m in new brain tumour research over this period.
In March 2015, we awarded the first major project grants under this call, at a total cost of £1.81m. In December 2016 the second phase of funding was agreed and an additional four projects were awarded at a total cost of£1.24m. This has brought our total expenditure of the Brain Tumour Initiative to over £3m as planned in 2014.