Help us support brain cancer treatment!

Tractographic reconstruction of neural connections by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

Tractographic reconstruction of neural connections by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
(By Thomas Schultz – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link)

PLN 45,000 donated for Brain Cancer Treatment

Children’s brain cancer treatment outcomes will be improved by St Andrew’s Foundation’s recent donation of PLN 45,000 to Fundacja Iskierka, a charity supporting young people with cancer, for the purchase of equipment for DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) Tractography. DTI Tractography uses include:

  • Pre-operative planning for brain cancers; and,
  • Differentiation of brain cancers.

Help us raise a further PLN 75,000

The total cost of the DTI Tractography equipment purchase is around PLN 120,000 and we and Iskierka are committed to: find the balance of the purchase cost before the end of 2018; and, see that stricken young people achieve the best of brain cancer treatment outcomes.

To this end, the first PLN 75,000 raised from donations at this year’s St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball will be donated to Iskierka.  Guests at the Ball will, we hope, dig deep in their sporrans (or pockets, if they’re not Scotsmen) to win some of our amazing raffle prizes and buy our sponsored auction items.

St Andrew's FoundationThe St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball

The St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball is held each November in Warsaw.  For more than 20 years it has focussed on raising money to help disadvantaged and ill young people in Poland.  The latest edition of the Ball will be held in Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel on Saturday 24 November 2018.  There are still a few tickets remaining – if you’d like to know more about the Ball or obtain tickets, please visit our St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball 2018 page.

Fundacja IskierkaFundacja Iskierka

Fundacja Iskierka is a Polish charity organisation, formed in 2006, developing systems providing financial, psychological and social support to children with cancer and to their families.  They currently support more than 500 children undergoing cancer treatment.

If you are not attending the Ball, you can assist us to purchase this equipment for brain cancer treatment by making donations by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card direct to Fundacja Iskierka through their web site.


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