Today is #WearAHatDay created by Brain Tumour Research to raise awareness and funds for research into finding treatments for brain cancer.
Brain Tumour Research encourages people to “look super for science and help research breakthroughs happen”.
Over the last ten years, Wear A Hat Day events have raised more than £2 million to help fund research and raise awareness of brain tumours.
As a result, the charity has been able to develop three Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence and will launch another one this year.
The charity is highlighting the valuable work of the four scientists who lead the research centres as part of their campaign:
Professor Silvia Marino leads the team at the Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London researching glioblastoma (GBM).
Professor Oliver Hanemann heads up the Centre of Excellence in the University of Plymouth, where the team is making ground-breaking progress in its research into low-grade tumours including meningioma – the most common form of adult brain tumours – schwannoma and ependymoma.
The Centre of Excellence at Imperial College, London encompasses both surgical and research teams across two locations – Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. Leading consultant neurosurgeon Mr Kevin O’Neill’s team is exploring ways to develop new tools, techniques and procedures to continually improve and optimise the complex science of neurosurgery.
Dr Nelofer Syed’s team at the Imperial Research Centre is scrutinising many aspects of brain tumour biology, including how tumour cells get their energy, drug repurposing, how artificial intelligence can help provide greater insights into personalised treatments, and ketogenic diet research.
Visit https://www.braintumourresearch.org/fundraise/wear-a-hat-day to find out more and make a donation.