Brain Tumour Ireland Front Page Posts


Situation in Beaumont Hospital

We have written to the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to express our extreme concern over the cancellation and postponement of brain tumour surgeries in Beaumont Hospital.

We are extremely concerned about the impact this is having on brain tumour patients, particularly those in need of urgent surgical treatment. Patients suffer when such crucial lifesaving surgery is postponed.

We also recognise the work of the excellent staff in Beaumont Hospital who are dealing with very difficult conditions and do not want to have to cancel or postpone urgent surgeries.

We are pleading with the Minister to do everything in his power to ensure that no more brain tumour surgeries are cancelled or postponed in Beaumont Hospital.

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Dublin Wellness Day

The Dublin Wellness Day will take place in the Wisdom Centre, Dublin 8 on Saturday 10th September.

This free event is open to brain tumour patients as well as family members and carers. In addition to benefiting from the scheduled sessions, previous participants have reported the positives of meeting with other brain tumour patients and sharing experiences and advice.

The event will start at 10.00am and will finish at approximately 3.15pm.

Full details are available here: Wellness Day Dublin 2016

You can register your free place by emailing





Mini Marathon 2016 for Brain Tumour Ireland

Thanks to all the ladies who walked, jogged and sprinted this year’s Mini Marathon in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland!

Over 70 women did this year’s Mini Marathon for us. We really enjoyed meeting with some of you at our get-together in D2 Harcourt Street on the day. It was great to meet your families and supporters too!

Thank you so much for choosing Brain Tumour Ireland as your charity for Mini Marathon 2016. Your support is vital to our work.


Brain Tumour Ireland funding contribution to new biobank in RCSI

Biobank established in RCSI and part funded by Brain Tumour Ireland will support research aimed at increasing survival rates for brain tumour patients

Brain Tumour Ireland is delighted to support RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) in the establishment of its brain tumour biobank, which will encourage research aimed at individualised treatments and increasing survival rates for brain tumour patients.

Facilitated by the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology in Beaumont Hospital, every patient undergoing brain tumour surgery will be given the opportunity to consent to have their tissue included in the biobank.

By collecting brain tumour cells from patients, the biobank will enable new and targeted therapies for brain tumours to be examined in the lab using these cells. Only patients who consent can have their tissue used in the biobank, and only tissue surplus to diagnostic requirements can be biobanked.

Speaking on behalf of Brain Tumour Ireland, Chairperson Natasha Roche said: “Brain Tumour Ireland is extremely pleased to be supporting this important biobank with such a prestigious educational and research institution as RCSI.

“This achievement is only made possible by the many kind donors who have raised money for us over the first three years of our existence, and we thank them most gratefully.

“It is our hope that the research supported by this biobank will lead the way for new and targeted therapies for brain tumours, and individualised treatments for patients. This is crucial in achieving increased survival rates for those diagnosed with a brain tumour.”

Prof Jochen Prehn, Director of the RCSI Centre for Systems Medicine and Science Foundation Ireland Investigator, said: “We are very excited about this instrumental support provided by Brain Tumour Ireland. The biobank will enable us to analyse the molecular composition (or ‘building stones’) of brain tumours, and to use this knowledge to develop much needed, novel therapies for the treatment of brain tumours.”

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Cork Wellness Day

The Brain Tumour Ireland Cork Wellness Day will take place on Saturday, 7th May in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork.

This is a chance for our friends in the brain tumour community to take some time out to focus on themselves and their well-being.

The day will feature mindfulness, art therapy and a nutrition session.

Full information about the event can be found here.

If you wish to attend, please register your interest by emailing


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Volunteer Information Event and Launch of Strategic Plan


Volunteer Information Day and Launch of Strategic Plan

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Volunteer Information event to coincide with the launch of our Strategic Plan.

You can read the plan in full here.

 This is a chance for our friends and supporters to learn about Brain Tumour Ireland’s plans for the coming years and find out how you can get involved if you wish to do so.

Please note there is no requirement to commit to any involvement! You are more than welcome to attend this event if you simply wish to hear about our plans and/or suggest ideas.


We are extremely grateful to the Westbury Hotel for giving us complimentary use of their meeting room for this event.


When: Saturday, 23rd April 12-2pm

Where: The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.

Register your place by emailing



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Join our team for the Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

This year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th June 2016 at 2.00pm.

Please get in touch with us ( if you would like to run, jog or walk with the Brain Tumour Ireland team!

We can send you Brain Tumour Ireland t-shirts and we can also provide official sponsorship cards if you need.

The Brain Tumour Ireland team will get together on the day of the race and provide storage for your bags and some well deserved light refreshments after the race! We will meet in the Garden area of D2, Harcourt St Dublin. Drop in anytime from 11am.

All the race information you need can be found here.



Brain Tumour Ireland Survey


Brain Tumour Ireland is conducting a survey of brain tumour patients, their families and carers. We are also surveying medical and other professionals working in the field of brain tumours.

We want to hear from you about the specific needs of the brain tumour community, to help inform our strategic planning as an organization.


If you work in the area of brain tumours please click here

If you are a person with a brain tumour or a carer please click here


This survey should take you 5-10 minutes. It is anonymous, so you don’t have to give any identifying information. Your participation is gratefully appreciated.

Please complete this survey by 12pm on Tuesday 3rd November.

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Brain Tumour Ireland 10K & 5K Run Fundraiser

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families, takes place on Sunday, 1st November in Corkagh Park Dublin.

This event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project co-coordinated by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). We will donate the mileage covered in Corkagh Park to the IBTA’s “World Walk” target of circling the earth to raise awareness of brain tumours globally.

To help contribute to the mileage and donate to the work of Brain Tumour Ireland, come join us in Corkagh Park! See further information below:

When: Sunday, 1st November 2015

Where:  Corkagh Park, Clondalkin,  Dublin 22

Start time:   11:00am

Meet:  Car Park at St. John’s Grove entrance off Fonthill Road South (main entrance to Corkagh Park). Accessible by bus 68 or 69 from Aston Quay to Clondalkin.

Sign in & t-shirt pick up:  9.30 – 10.15am

Registration is available here or you can register on the day at Corkagh Park between 9.30 – 10.15am

  • 10k timed run €20 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k timed run €15 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k untimed run & walk €10 (Free t-shirt)


  • Bag/key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking
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Arrangements for Women’s Mini Marathon 2015

Women’s Mini Marathon 2015

We are extremely grateful to all those running, jogging and walking the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for Brain Tumour Ireland and we look forward to seeing you on race day, Monday 1st June.

If you wish to run in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland it’s not too late! Just contact to let us know.

You can collect your Brain Tumour Ireland t-shirt before the race in D2 (Harcourt Hotel) Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Directions and map are available here.

The BTI team will be in D2 from 11.30am onwards and will have someone present to mind your belongings if you wish to leave bags there.

Further information about the Women’s Mini Marathon, including the race route, is available here.
Please note the new start and finish points for this year’s event.

We hope you will join us in D2 after the race for some well deserved refreshments! See you all on Bank Holiday Monday.