Stories from people impacted by brain cancer
At the Charlie Teo Foundation our sole purpose is to tackle brain cancer head-on… and beat it. And in this world in which we operate, we meet remarkable people every day. People who reveal an impossible strength, spirit and humanity when faced with life and death scenarios.
It’s time you meet them too.
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 see a world without brain cancer.
Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer. The worst type of brain cancer, GBM, is also the most common and has an average survival of only 15 months from diagnosis.
I have been raising funds for brain cancer research for the last 30 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 35 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