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IBTA e-news

This month’s e-news from the International Brain Tumour Alliance is out now.

You can read it in full here:

http://mailchi.mp/theibta/rculorsyeg-2298909?e=acba922eeb

Would you like to help with brain tumour research?

Would you like to assist with brain tumour research?

If your loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumour please contact PhD student Anna Trejnowska from Queen Margaret University to take part in her research.

For more information please see here:

 

Ireland’s first Brain Tumour Biobank, supported by Brain Tumour Ireland, will lead to increased cancer research opportunities

Researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), with support from the Department of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology in Beaumont Hospital, have begun collecting samples from brain tumours for inclusion in Ireland’s first Brain Tumour Biobank.
The Biobank is part funded by Brain Tumour Ireland.
Professor Jochen Prehn, Professor of Physiology at RCSI, said “The launch of this Brain Tumour Biobank is a fantastic development for cancer research in Ireland. It is the first biobank of its type in Ireland and one of only a small handful that exist in Europe.”
“In recent years much progress has been made in the treatment and diagnoses of brain tumours however future advances are likely to be made through a greater understanding of the underlying biology.”
“To conduct studies and research into brain tumours it is vital to have access to a wide range of samples from various different types of brain tumours and a brain tumour biobank gives us the opportunity to do that for the benefit of patients,” Prof Prehn continued.
A biobank is a large collection of biological, medical data and tissue samples, collected for research and diagnostic purposes. A patient who is having brain surgery as part of their clinical treatment will have the tumour removed, examined and diagnosed. After this the excess brain tumour tissue will be stored in the biobank.
The brain tumour biobank will become a repository for brain tumour samples which will enable researchers use samples for future clinical studies, to identify and diagnose tumours in other patients and help develop cancer treatments. All samples included in the biobank are anonymised and patients consent is sought in advance of treatment.
“The structure of biobanks fosters cross-collaboration between disease advocacy organisations and research scientists.  They produce a synergy that hastens the research process, making treatments or cures to genetic conditions attainable in the near future. Other biobanks in Ireland for other forms of cancer, such as the breast and bowel cancer have proved to be invaluable to research and developing new cancer treatments,” concluded Professor Prehn.
The Brain Tumour Biobank is part funded by Brain Tumour Ireland.
Natasha Smith, Chair of Brain Tumour Ireland, said “Aside from providing support and information to brain tumour patients, one of our chief goals as a charity is to fund brain tumour research. That’s why we are delighted to provide funding for this new Brain Tumour Biobank.
We know that progressing brain tumour research is really important to many of our donors and supporters.”
“This Biobank is a really important development in brain tumour research here in Ireland and for the future development of novel therapeutics. Brain Tumour Ireland is delighted to support this fantastic initiative and we look forward to continued partnership with RCSI and Beaumont Hospital.”
RCSI is ranked in the top 250 institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016-2017). It is an international not-for-profit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide.
Brain Tumour Ireland is a national registered charity working to inform and support brain tumour patients and their families. Brain Tumour Ireland also fundraises for brain tumour research.

Donate to Brain Tumour Ireland

Donate to Brain Tumour Ireland to support brain tumour patients and help to fund brain tumour research here in Ireland.

There are 3 ways to help:

 

1. Donate directly 

Bank: Bank of Ireland Naas
Account Name: Brain Tumour Ireland
Account Number: 15509678
Sort Code: 90-12-39

 

2. Donate through our page on Everydayhero.com

You can access our page here: https://nfp.everydayhero.com/ie/braintumourireland/

You can also set up your own page if you are running a specific fundraiser: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/get-started

 

 

3. Text BTI to 50300 to donate €4

A minimum of €3.25 will go to Brain Tumour Ireland as some operators apply VAT. 100% of your donation goes to Brain Tumour Ireland across most network operators. Service Provider LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278

 

 

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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.

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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)


Facilities:

  • Bag/key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Call for volunteers

Brain Tumour Ireland invites applications for two volunteer posts.

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator and an Information Officer to join our existing team of volunteers.

Further details can be found here:

Volunteer Coordinator

Information Officer

 

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings from Brain Tumour Ireland!   

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2014 has been a busy year for Brain Tumour Ireland.

We greatly enjoyed meeting you all at the Patient Wellness Days, the Carers’ Information Day, the Remembrance Service, the Dublin Mini Marathon, the RCSI Brain Tumour Awareness Masquerade Ball and our own fundraising run in Corkagh Park.

Many thanks for all your support for Brain Tumour Ireland this year. Here’s to another busy year in 2015!

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Brain Tumour Ireland 10k & 5k- Corkagh Park Dublin

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*** Check out all the photos from the day here ***

                                        * Full  race  results  here *

This is the third annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families.

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, 12th October 2014

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

Register at:  

http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/BrainTumourIreland10krun5kwalkCorkaghPark

  • 10k timed run €25 (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)


Facilities:

  • Bag/key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Course Map:

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Event Sponsors:

Sponsors Poster 2014

Brain Tumour Ireland at the Rose of Tralee

Brain Tumour Ireland are delighted to announce that our super supporter Michael Feeney has been chosen as an escort at this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival.

Rather than accept corporate sponsorship for his participation, Michael has instead opted to enter the Rose of Tralee at his own expense and promote Brain Tumour Ireland at the Festival.

Supporters of Brain Tumour Ireland might remember Michael as the man who survived on nothing but camel milk for seven days in aid of the charity earlier this year.

Keep an eye out for Michael at this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival between the 14th-20th August.

Fore more information please see here.