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


1st December 2021

Melbourne Marathon Festival

Melbourne, VIC

11 & 12 Dec 2021

20th September 2020

Portsea Twilight

Portsea, VIC

8 Jan 2022

8th January 2022

Sun Run

Manly, NSW

5 February 2022

16th May 2021

Cole Classic

Manly, NSW

6 February 2022

16th May 2021

Rottnest Channel Swim

Cottesloe Beach, WA

26 Feb 2022

8th January 2022

Port to Pub

Fremantle, WA

19 March 2022

16th May 2021



May 2022

1st May 2022

Rebel Ball

Sydney, NSW

7 May 2022

7th May 2022

Great Ocean Road Run

Lorne, VIC

14 to 15 May 2022

16th May 2021

Conversations with Charlie


13th August 2021

Join Charlie on Facebook Live

Sydney, ACT

Online event

21st May 2020

Thank you to our corporate partners

Your investment in our ground-breaking research is making a genuine difference to people impacted by brain cancer



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