All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT)

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) was established in 2005 to raise awareness of the issues facing the brain tumour community in order to improve research, diagnosis, information, support, treatment and care outcomes.

Since 2005, MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum have worked together in supporting the brain tumour community, researchers, clinicians and most importantly, patients and their families.



APPGBT Officers & Committee

Working within Parliament, Officers are elected on a yearly basis by their fellow Parliamentarians. Led by the Chair of the APPGBT, Derek Thomas MP, Officers oversee the group’s activities and promote the issues of the brain tumour community across Parliament and beyond.

  • Derek Thomas MP - Chair

  • Rt. Hon Alistair Carmichael MP - Vice Chair

  • Jim Shannon MP - Vice Chair

  • Pauline Latham MP - Vice Chair

  • Kevin Brennan MP - Vice Chair

  • Lord Carlile of Berriew - Vice Chair

  • Baroness Masham of Ilton - Vice Chair

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Heather Taylor Nicholson reports from the latest APPGBT meeting

APPGBT discusses innovations in brain tumour treatment
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Tina Mitchell Skinner blogs about the recent APPGBT report

Bearing the cost of brain tumours - how Brain Tumour Support can help

Published today by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours - a report about the financial impact of brain tumours.

APPGBT publishes report on financial cost of brain tumours

Tina Mitchell Skinner reports from the last APPBGT for the year 2017/18

Lets keep the momentum going

Please ask your MP to attend the Annual General Meeting of the APPGBT


It is especially important that MPs attend this meeting, as their presence is necessary to ensure the APPGBT can complete the various administrative formalities necessary for the Group to continue as a forum for the brain tumour community within Parliament.

You can help by inviting your MP to the AGM of the APPGBT, which takes place on Tuesday 16th July 2019. 

It's also an opportunity to bring together MPs and their constituents, as well as researchers and clinicians, to discuss and raise awareness of the issues affecting brain tumour patients and their families.

Please send an email to your MP and please forward any responses to

Please see below for a suggested email to your MP, simply personalise the text in bold

Suggested email to your MP:

Dear MP Name - Their name and email address can be found here.

As your constituent, I am asking you to support the cause of brain tumour patients.  

I <am a brain tumour patient / have lost my family member / have lost a appropriate – briefly complete your story here.>

I hope you can attend the Annual General Meeting of the APPG on Brain Tumours on Tuesday 16th July 2019, from 5:15pm - 6:30pm in The Wilson Room, Portcullis House. 

The APPGBT has had a busy year, publishing the findings of its Inquiry into the economic and social impacts of brain tumours, questioning the leadership of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission and hearing about the latest innovative therapies. 

I do hope you can attend the meeting, if only for the beginning portion, as your presence will help ensure the APPGBT can fulfil the various administrative requirements of an AGM, which means the Group can continue representing the brain tumour community within Parliament for another year.

This APPGBT meeting has been organised by the Brain Tumour Research charity, which provides the Secretariat. 

Thank you,

Please include your name and address, including postcode – MPs can only respond to those living within their own constituencies.

For more information about the APPGBT please see the secretariat's home page

29A High Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire 

BS35 2AR

Registered Charity No. 1163856

Company No. 9718307

01454 414355

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