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Thursday 27th October 2016

Funding needed for 'forgotten cancer'

3rd July 2009

Campaigners say that more funding needs to be ploughed into research into brain tumours.

Brain Tumour Research, which describes the condition as the “forgotten cancer”, called for action after publishing figures showing they were now the leading cause of cancer deaths among younger age groups but only £3m a year - 1% of cancer research spending - goes on brain tumours, meaning survival rates are low. Brain tumours are responsible for almost 3,300 deaths a year, or just over 2% of all cancer deaths.


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