There are around 12,100 people diagnosed with a tumour in the brain or central nervous system (CNS) each year in the UK. Brain and spinal cord tumours can affect children and adults and common symptoms include headaches, feeling or being sick and seizures (fits).
Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way to analyse blood for evidence of cancer that could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.
‘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.
Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.
Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique.
We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.
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.
Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.
Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.
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.