Call for more cash to go to research on brain tumours | Scotland

Cancer charities are urged by two grieving Scottish parents to give more priority to tackling brain tumors in children, who say only a small portion of funding goes to research them.

Brian and Alison Caplan, whose teenage son Daniel died seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, believe young people are being seriously abandoned.

They complain that in 2019/20 just £8.78 million, less than 2 per cent of Cancer Research UK’s £468 million research budget, was spent on funding childhood cancer research. They are also concerned that just £12 million, or 3 per cent, of the budget went to research into brain tumors, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

The couple from Glasgow were shocked by

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