Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has a bold mission to increase brain cancer survival from 20% to 50% by 2023. With a funding strategy focused on innovation, we are pioneering change for people living with brain cancer.
Our focus comes easily. Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia, and more people under 40 than any other cancer. The five year survival statistic of just 20% has not changed in over 30 years.
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s approach is one of innovation, world-class specialisation and collaboration. Over the last five years, we have funded 34 research projects with more than 250 collaborators, including five, world-class clinical trials. We work with the best specialists in their fields to fund brain cancer research that demonstrates the greatest promise of improving survival rates, and gives Australian patients accelerated access to new treatments.
Our advocacy played a key role in the 2017 establishment of the $100 million Australian Brain Cancer Mission and a Senate Select Committee into Funding for Research into Low Survival Cancers. The Mission is a Federal Government initiative, a ten year commitment to increase survival rates and improve quality of life for people with brain cancer, and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has committed $20 million to this initiative. The Foundation receives no government funding and relies upon its dedicated community of fundraisers and corporate Australia to fund its ongoing commitments.
The devastation of brain cancer on a family, their whole community and the team who work day to day with the Foundation, compels us to do things differently. Brain cancer has the greatest social and economic impact of any disease, and we feel morally responsible to improve the outcomes for current and future generations of people living with brain cancer. Patients are at the centre of everything we do.