In Memoriam- Denis Strangman

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We are so very sad to report the death of Denis Strangman who, in 2005, co-founded the International Brain Tumour Alliance.  Denis, 81, passed away from oesophageal cancer in Australia on 26th April.  A devoted family man, Denis established Brain Tumour Australia following his wife Margaret’s diagnosis of a glioblastoma in 2000. Denis’s determined and unique brand of advocacy took him all over the world in pursuit of better outcomes for brain tumour patients. As a result of his selfless work in the neuro-oncology field Denis was honoured with the Member in the General Division – the Order of  Australia Medal (AM) in 2015 “For significant service to community health through advocacy, public policy, and support organisations for people with brain tumours”. At the time Denis said: “I think I am just the symbolic recipient on behalf of several thousands of others – all patients and carers and former carers deserve an award.”  Denis served as the founding Chair of the International Brain Tumour Alliance from 2005 to 2014 and also served as the consumer representative on various government and non-government committees in Australia as well as on working groups for palliative care medications and clinical practice guidelines for adult glioma. He was also a co-founder of Brain Tumour Alliance Australia.  In 2014, Denis was the recipient of the Society for Neuro-Oncology’s Public Service Award. As of the date of publication of this IBTA e-News no further details about Denis’ funeral in Australia are available but his family can be contacted on Denis’ Facebook page by searching for “Denis Strangman”.

Denis Strangman AM, 29 June 1942 to 26 April 2023

The International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA)

30 April 2023