There are over 120 different types of brain tumours, approximately one-third of them are cancerous. Brain cancers – like glioblastoma, which ended the life of Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip – are among the most fatal and insidious diseases we know. Most adults diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) survive on average 15 to 18 months after their diagnosis. Despite decades of research, malignant brain tumours are some of the deadliest forms of cancer, and remain the biggest cancer killer of adults under 40.
Brain cancer research is drastically underfunded. Despite its incredibly low survival rate, it receives less than 3% of the total funding for cancer research. With generous support from donors like you, Brain Cancer Canada is helping bridge the gap between ground-breaking research and life-saving treatments.
Brain Cancer Canada is a volunteer organization. No member receives compensation and there are no salaried employees. All net proceeds of our fundraising go directly towards research and technology. We are fully and proactively transparent about our incoming and outgoing finances, the research and technology supported, the impact they generate. Our team of board of directors, committee members, ambassadors and volunteers is comprised of highly qualified professionals with diverse skills-sets ranging from risk management, public relations, marketing, law, management, sales, and engineering.
All brain tumours can have life-altering physical, cognitive, and psychological impact on a patient’s life, however, unlike benign brain tumours, malignant tumours contain cancer cells and are considered to be life threatening because they grow quickly and invade surrounding tissue. Brain Cancer Canada needs your support to fund research, technology and treatment of malignant brain tumours. Here are some reasons why:
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Brain Cancer Canada invites Canadian researchers and institutions to apply for research grants funding for Primary Malignant Brain Tumours, with a focus on high grade gliomas (HGG). Please email email@example.com for a copy of proposal guidelines or click links to download RFP and Intent Slides. Submit applications per guidelines and eligibility criteria by January 10, 2023 (23:59 EST)
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