brain tumour

Brain tumour patient prepares for month-long walking challenge

A woman whose brain tumour went undiagnosed for more than two decades is taking on a month-long challenge to raise awareness of the disease.

Clare Rapley, 48, from South Devon, will be taking part in 200k in May Your Way in aid of the charity Brain Tumour Research after she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma in August 2011.

The mother-of-three was told hearing loss in...

New mum’s brain tumour shock after breastfeeding misdiagnosis

A Plymouth woman who was diagnosed with a brain tumour after being told her symptoms were due to breastfeeding is sharing her story during Brain Tumour Awareness Month .

Fiona Donald, 41, from Plympton was diagnosed with a meningioma in November 2018, 14 months after giving birth to her son, Ralph. Doctors told the then 35-year-old the pain in her neck was due to her breastfeeding...

Schoolboy to collect exam results amidst brain tumour battle

A teenager who missed months of school after being diagnosed with a brain tumour is due to collect his GCSE results tomorrow.

Jacob Coldman , from Winkleigh in Devon, was in Year 7 when he was diagnosed with an optic pathway glioma after a routine eye test in November 2018, aged 12.

The schoolboy had two operations followed by 18 months of gruelling chemotherapy, which...

Plymouth research breakthrough could see HIV drugs used to treat low-grade brain tumours

Scientists at the University of Plymouth have discovered drugs developed to treat AIDS and HIV could offer hope to patients diagnosed with the most common form of primary brain tumour.

The breakthrough, funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research , is significant because, if further research is conclusive, the anti-retroviral drugs could be prescribed for patients diagnosed with...

Brain Tumour Research All Stars slam dunk for charity

An unlikely team of players have been brought together to play an exhibition basketball match.

The players come from all walks of life, a wide range of ages, and include a zoologist, a mum-of-three, a school teacher, two young men whose brother is an Olympic medallist, and a former ambulance driver.

Many of the players have never tried their hand at basketball before, but all...

£7,000 puts the hat on it for Brain Tumour Research

From students to zookeepers, footballers to opticians, fundraising organised by Plymouth University for Brain Tumour Research has raised in the region of £7,000.

Students ran around the campus throwing powder paint at one another in a Colour Dash; students, staff and visitors made donations via collection boxes on campus and at Plymouth Science Park; and local organisations Plymouth...

Saltram Rotary Club supports brain tumour PhD

A Plymouth Rotary Club that donated £1,000 to brain tumour research at Plymouth University has visited its laboratories to find out more about the work taking place to find effective treatments to fight the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

Saltram Rotary Club made the donation to match a gift made by club member Norman Proctor, MBE, of the Peninsula Medical...

Colour dash gives bright support to Brain Tumour Research

Students from Plymouth University have held the first ever colour dash in the city, and it has raised £4,000 for charity Brain Tumour Research.

Almost 300 students took part in the event, where they donned their brightest white gym kit and ran round an obstacle course on the University campus – while being pelted with brightly coloured powder paint.

The event was one of several...

Minute’s silence to remember lives lost to brain tumours

Many thousands of people who have lost their lives to brain tumours were remembered as a minute’s silence was observed to mark the beginning of national Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

The tribute was led by the national charity Brain Tumour Research and saw scientists and researchers at its four Research Centres of Excellence, including at Plymouth University, and people throughout the...

Bright support for Brain Tumour Research

Plymouth law firm Bright Solicitors has chosen Brain Tumour Research as its first Charity of the Year.

Over the coming months, the Bright team will set about raising thousands of pounds to support the charity which funds a Research Centre of Excellence at Plymouth University.

One of their fundraising events will be a sporting challenge which will see some employees cover 100...