DR Helen A Spoudeas
MBBS DRCOG FRCP FRCPCH MD
Leading neuroendocrine specialist based at Great Ormond Street and University College London Hospitals. In 2000 she founded the SUCCESS project, the first and largest neuroendocrine surveillance service in the UK.
SUCCESS is led by a steering committee made up of survivors, parents of survivors, academics, and education and healthcare professionals. They meet quarterly to progress the objectives of SUCCESS as a charitable endeavour.
Doron survived Medulloblastoma twice. Diagnosed and cured first at age 6 and then again at age 8. He is specifically interested in helping other brain tumour survivors to deal with the challenges of life at school, university and beyond based on his own personal experience.
Rebecca is a survivor of craniopharyngioma diagnosed at age 5, back in 1999. She is now an enthusiastic member of the team at SUCCESS, bringing energy and positive focus in every area of the Charity.
Tanya always thinks big when it comes to SUCCESS. A graduate of biomedical sciences, and brain tumour survivor, she combines both emotional and scientific understanding of this disease. An active member of the team, this combination gives her a level of empathy that is truly unique amongst survivors.
Oliver was diagnosed with Brain Cancer aged 13. A decade later, following his graduation from Cambridge University, he is a successful trainee architect in London - and brings his keen sense of creativity and design to everything SUCCESS does.
Amundeep was only 12 when an MRI scan revealed a Pilocytic Astrocytoma set deep in his brain. Over 10 years later, he is now well into his Chemistry Degree at Kings College London where he is excelling. He brings his scientific knowledge for the benefit of SUCCESS.
In 2009 Grace was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour for a child. Today, with confidence she can say that without her tumour she wouldn’t be the person she is today. SUCCESS has shown Grace that She is not alone and as an ambassador her wish is to portray this to survivors that are unaware as to just how many of us there are out there and bring them together.