The Brain Tumour Charity is the Third Sector’s Charity of the Year 2018. It is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours – the biggest cancer killer of children and under-40s – making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

It funds pioneering research to increase survival, raises awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provides support for everyone affected.

The Charity’s goals are to double survival within 10 years in the UK and to halve the negative impact that brain tumours have on quality of life.


BRIAN (the Brain tumouR Information and Analysis Network) is a databank that provides secure and anonymous storage of data about people’s treatment, tumour types, experiences, side-effects, decisions and more.

This data will be used to help gain insights into different types of brain tumour and help us reach a cure quicker. Until now, there’s never been an easy way of learning, on a large scale, how and what other people living with a brain tumour have been through. BRIAN is changing that. It’s a new and unique way for people affected by a brain tumour to learn from each other’s experiences at every step of diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

The Brain Tumour Charity datasets in the Innovation Gateway

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