Kinder treatments in pipeline for child brain cancer

Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise and ‘kinder’ treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  That can leave children with life-altering injuries. The breakthrough, […]

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Cambridge Charity Fundraisers dinner raises £11,000 for Tom’s Trust

In 2007 a group of anglers formed Cambridge Charity Fundraisers supporting local charities.  This group of fishermen and women continue to run fishing matches as well as an annual dinner.  This year they chose Tom’s Trust and we are thrilled to announce they have raised an amazing £11,000 for us! Their dinner, held at Quy Mill […]

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Helen Fernandes speaks about Tom’s Trust on the BBC

  Our Patron, leading neuro-surgeon, Helen Fernandes appeared recently on the BBC Radio Cambridge afternoon show with Jeremy Sallis. Speaking passionately about the group of children we support her eloquence portrays just how vital our service is. Hear her interview here

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Tom’s Trust parent speaks about the work we do

One of the parents of a patient who has been supported by our clinical psychologists has spoken out about the work we do. Thank you for your support and strength Kate. Hear her interview here

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Top Neurosurgeon joins Team Tom

Tom’s Trust is delighted to announce that Helen Fernandes, renowned Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, has agreed to become our Patron. Helen Fernandes was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2002, the first female surgeon to be appointed there. She specialises in the treatment of both adult and paediatric patients […]

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Debs talks about Tom’s Trust on Cambridge 105

Debs joined Tim Willett and Liz Barker on their Cambridge 105 show and talked about Tom’s Trust and what we do, how we started and why we’re here. Do have a listen to find out more. Cambridge 105 radio

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Trekkers raise more than £6000 for Tom’s Trust

More than 100 people joined the walk from Saffron Walden to Addenbrooke’s to raise money for Tom’s Trust.  The 17 mile route took in some of Essex and Cambridgeshire’s finest footpaths and even a couple of hills! Read more here about how Saffron Walden organisers got together to make such a difference to the children […]

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Tom’s Trust joins the debate over funding for brain tumour research

Debs has been in the news recently joining the debate in funding brain tumour research. Newly-released figures from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) show the total national spend on cancer research allocated to research into brain tumours decreased to just 1.37 per cent in 2015. Brain Tumour Research’s analysis of the total national spend […]

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Debs appears on 5 Live

Debs joins the debate as to whether mediation should be compulsory when medical teams and families can’t agree on treatment…

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Pupils raise over £1800 in Duke of Edinburgh challenge

  A group of pupils from Uppingham School recently undertook various challenges to raise money for Tom’s Trust as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Sporting endeavors included a cycle ride around Rutland Water, a long-distance run and cycling from Cambridge to Wells. Jake, Jamie, Jack, Tom, Will, Harry, Oscar and Katharine raised over £1800 […]

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