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New funding initiatives for novel brain tumour research as part of £40m investment

An innovative new package of research funding to stimulate brain tumour research in adults, children and young people is announced today. The new suite of initiatives are the largest ever combined package of their kind and are the next step in a £40 million Government pledge to develop new lifesaving and life improving research. The […]

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Six NHS Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Centres Newly Designated as ‘Tessa Jowell Centres of Excellence’

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) proudly announces a new network of 15 strong brain tumour centres for children, of which six centres are designated as excellent. This award has been given following a rigorous community-led assessment consisting of healthcare professionals and patient representatives. This award marks the first step towards the Mission’s vision […]

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Reimagining Rehabilitation for Adults with Brain Tumours

The team at the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission were delighted to collaborate on the Reimagining Rehabilitation in Adults with Brain Tumours report, which was published in March to coincide with Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Developed in partnership with health communications agency Costello Medical, who provided expert and independent oversight, organisation and analysis for the […]

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Novel therapeutics reviewed to accelerate potential treatments for brain tumour patients

BTR-NTA Committee at the in-person review meeting – London, 2023   Details of the innovative novel therapies reviewed by a dedicated expert committee, to accelerate the development of potential treatments for brain tumour patients, have been revealed. The Brain Tumour Research Novel Therapeutics Accelerator (BTR-NTA) Committee met in London in November 2023 for the first […]

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Opening of the Tessa Jowell Centres of Excellence for Children Designation Round

Opening today, the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) is inviting all UK centres treating children with brain tumours to apply to the Centre of Excellence for Children Initiative. The Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence for Children initiative aims to recognise paediatric neuro-oncology centres that provide excellent treatment, care and research activities for patients with […]

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TJBCM Hosts Five-Year Anniversary Summit, To Call For Brain Cancer Investment To Accelerate Innovation and Equity In Care

Five years after Dame Tessa Jowell’s death, the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) Summit in Westminster today will convene leaders in brain cancer, to ensure government, the NHS, patient groups and the academic community continue to move forward research and treatment options for brain cancer. Industry experts, patient groups, senior NHS officials and political […]

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Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission announces a new partnership with Children with Cancer UK to accelerate the Centre of Excellence for Children Initiative

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Children with Cancer UK, ahead of opening applications for the Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence for Children Programme. Brain tumours are the most common and lethal solid tumour in children and young adults, with over 400 children in the […]

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Does It Matter Where You Are Treated? A landmark report of NHS brain cancer services, reporting variations in care and solutions to address these

Published today by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM), the report Does It Matter Where You Are Treated presents extensive insights collected in 2020-2022 into 28 of the 30 NHS brain cancer centres in the UK.  It highlights significant geographical variation in treatment and care and sets out how to level up services. The […]

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Six NHS Brain Cancer Centres Awarded Centre of Excellence Status Highlighting Commitment to Patient Care

With 12,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year in the UK, there has never been a more important time to recognise the efforts of NHS staff committed to developing and improving brain tumour treatment and care. Six new NHS brain tumour centres have been awarded Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence status This award […]

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Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission launches new Academy platform and workshop series by and for NHS professionals to share excellence and advance brain tumour treatment and care

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) is proud to launch the Tessa Jowell Academy, a new free learning platform connecting the 28 NHS brain tumour centres which have participated in the Tessa Jowell (TJ) Centre of Excellence designation initiative. The Tessa Jowell Academy, open to all academic and NHS professionals affiliated with these NHS […]

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