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. The worst type of brain cancer, GBM, is also the most common and has an average survival of only 14 months from diagnosis.

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 not 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

Upcoming events

Ask Charlie


30th November 2020

Conversations with Charlie


30th November 2020

Sunshine Coast Marathon

Mooloolaba, QLD

14 to 15 August 2021

16th May 2021

Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne, VIC

10 October 2021

20th September 2020


Sydney, NSW

17 October 2021

16th May 2021

Charlie and the Chocolate Ball

Adelaide, SA

23 October 2021

23rd October 2021

Challenge Yourself


May 2022

1st May 2022

Rebel Ball

Sydney, NSW

7 May 2022

7th May 2022

Join Charlie on Facebook Live

Sydney, ACT

Online event

21st May 2020

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