UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Brain tumours and cancer

Medline NLM definition for Brain tumours: neoplasms of the part of the central nervous system contained within the cranium.

Cancer of the Brain and Brain Tumours: information from Patient UK website

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (US site)

Brain tumours: information from the NHS website

PubMed Medline search on brain neoplasms
PubMed Medline search on haemangioblastoma
PubMed Medline search on medulloblastoma
PubMed Medline search on meningioma

Support Groups

Alison Fracella Research Trust (AFRT)
A registered UK charity, formed in 2005 specifically for the funding of research, treatment and elimination of a particular brain tumour known as Glioblastoma; for sufferers, families and all health professionals dedicated to the treatment and care for this form of brain tumour, but recognises that all forms of brain tumour are worthy of further analysis, research and information dissemination.

Brain Tumour Charity
Funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer information and support to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy. Relieves the suffering of patients who have been diagnosed as having or have been treated for acoustic neuroma. Promotes and supports research into the treatment and prevention of Acoustic Neuroma.

Astro Brain Tumour Fund
Working to find a cure for low-grade astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, oligoastrocytoma and ependymoma brain tumours by raising money to support low-grade glioma research projects at the most innovative neuro-oncology research centres in the UK.

Macmillan.Cancer Support
The Macmillan Cancer Support charity improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Cancer Research UK
The Cancer Research UK charity supports a comprehensive programme of research in institutes, hospitals, universities and medical schools throughout Britain and Northern Ireland.

British Brain and Spine Foundation
Registered charity committed to providing reliable information and support to people living with neurological conditions across the UK.

BANA (British Acoustic Neuroma Association)
The website has been designed and developed by people affected by Acoustic Neuroma using information and data gathered from traceable sources.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.