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Mission

Our mission is a bold one: To increase five-year survival to 50% by 2023.

Cure Brain Cancer's mission 

Our mission is a bold one: To increase five-year survival to 50% by 2023.

Key Objectives

  • To fund brain cancer research that offers patients accelerated access to promising new treatments 
  • To raise awareness of brain cancer
  • To support the creation and implementation of a collaborative, international and multi-discipline brain cancer research community

How we will succeed

At Cure Brain Cancer we recognise that to solve a complex problem like brain cancer we need to do things differently; to think laterally and find smarter solutions that allow us to make breakthroughs much faster than traditional research methods allow.

Increasing collaboration across disciplines, teams and borders.

We are leveraging discoveries made in areas that share common problems: other cancers, neuroscience, genomics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, immunology and nanotechnology. We help fund the Brain Cancer Discovery Collaborative across Australia and were responsible for co-establishing the Global Brain Exchange internationally, with partners from the US, Europe and China. We are working with like-minded partners globally to achieve our mission.

 

Prioritised funding 

We follow a proactive strategy guided by our scientific advisory committee. This both initiates and identifies existing projects with high potential for contributions to critical knowledge gaps and improved patient outcomes. It includes identifying existing treatments for other diseases that are based on biomarkers common to brain cancer, and fast-tracking research into their potential to treat brain cancer; this ‘leapfrogs’ the traditional research pathway. 

Research strategy

Our internationally aligned research strategy is focused on getting treatments to patients as quickly as possible.

 multidisciplinary research

Empowering patients & the community

Brain cancer patients are at the centre of what we do and we recognise their critical contribution to research, hence our direct support for patients who want to participate in translational research and/or clinical trials.

Every year, our supporters in Australia and around the world donate, volunteer, host events and attend fundraisers to make a difference to the lives of Australians with brain cancer. With your help, and the support of government, our partners, business and philanthropists, we will succeed.

 

What makes us different

  • We are challenging the norm. 
  • We are not prepared to accept the status quo. 
  • Our question is not ‘why?’ but ‘why not?’ and ‘how can we?' 
  • We encourage lateral thinking, collaboration and open science. 
  • We are taking more risks and expecting greater rewards. 
  • Our compassion is fierce.


You Can Help
Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease. Our mission is to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023 by funding vital research for both adults and children.