The Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre is developing new treatments to transform the lives of people with neurological diseases, such as brain tumours, stroke and dementia.
These conditions can have a devastating impact:
- Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
- Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK
- 100,000 people have strokes every year in the UK and there are 1.2 million stroke survivors
The Centre’s doctors and scientists are working together to discover more about why these problems occur, and to identify new treatments and ways of caring for patients to save lives and prevent disability.
We need your help to ensure they can continue their cutting-edge research and make a difference to the lives of patients today and for future generations.
Sir Geoffrey Jefferson
The Centre is a partnership between Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Manchester and Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
It is named in honour of Professor Sir Geoffrey Jefferson FRS, the UK’s first Professor of Neurosurgery at The University of Manchester who worked at both Salford Royal and Manchester Royal Infirmary in the 1920s and 1930s.