The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is a charity formed in Newcastle by Mark and Kirralee Hughes following Mark’s diagnosis with Brain Cancer in 2013. The Mark Hughes Foundation’s mission is to raise much needed funds for research, to create awareness and support brain cancer patients and their families.

<85%

Brain cancer receives less than 5% of all federal gov. cancer research funding!

400

Approx 1200 Australians die of brain cancer each year

Kids

Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease

>$8m

Thanks to you since 2014 Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign has raised >$10M

< 40

Brain cancer kills more Australians under 40 than any other cancer

21%

Brain cancer survival rates have increased just 1% over the past 30 years

2/10

Only 2 in 10 people diagnosed with brain cancer will survive at least 5 years

25 HRS

1600/year, or about one person every five hours is diagnosed with brain cancer

1Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) books. Canberra: AIHW. Five year averaged mortality all ages (2010-2014). 2NHMRC Funded Research Into Cancer And Other Malignant Neoplasms 2000 – 2014 (published and accessed 2015). NHMRC Sources: Extracted from NHMRC research databases RGMS/RMIS/GMS as at Mar 14. 3Cure brain cancer research of 1,010 nationally representative australian aduts aged 17+ July 2014.

LATEST NEWS

Goal to solve brain cancer riddles gets a $1.6m innovation boost

The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has added to the extensive list of world-class brain cancer research projects that it’s currently supporting, awarding eight new innovation grants totalling $1.6 million to researchers throughout Australia.

Brain Cancer in regional and rural NSW

Matt, Nerida and Barbara all live in rural areas of NSW where brain cancer care services are very limited… these...

Carly & Matt - A Love Story

Hear Carly and Matt Forster's love story and the heartbreak of losing an 8 year battle with brain cancer. ...

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