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Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

‘The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell’. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK’s new brain tumour funding.

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The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

This entry is part 18 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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Fishing for tumour DNA in the liquid bathing the brain

Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique.

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Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

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Discovering better treatments for children with brain tumours

We’re launching a new Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence to speed up the discovery of new treatments for children with brain tumours.

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How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

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Developing more accurate ways to study brain tumours

Growing ‘mini brains’ in dishes is just one of the ways our scientists are studying brain tumours in the lab. Find out how this could lead to new treatments.

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Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

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