Funding the best brains to beat brain cancer
I could’ve walked away from the fight against brain cancer. But it’s not in me to give up. That’s why I started the Charlie Teo Foundation. I want to put myself out of a job.
Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer, yet the survival rate has increased just 1% over the past 30 years. Approximately 1,200 people die in Australia each year from brain cancer. That’s one person every seven hours.
I have been raising funds for brain cancer research for the last 20 years. It absolutely breaks my heart to say that with all that money and all that effort, survival rates for brain cancer patients have barely improved in over 30 years.
As a neurosurgeon I offer surgery to patients from all around the world who have been given no hope. At the Charlie Teo Foundation, we offer hope of a better future for patients and families.
We need to start thinking differently to find a solution.
Let’s do this together. We are going to get there. A world without brain cancer.
Prof Charlie Teo AM – Founder