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If only brain tumour research could be funded in the same way as leukaemia and other cancers

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World Cancer Day 2017 – Brain Tumour Research

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The scientists at our four Centres of Excellence are working together to gain a greater understanding of brain tumours and to identify ways in which they can be treated effectively. Our funding strategy means that we’re investing in long-term research, … Continue reading

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New therapies – hype or hope?

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An article appeared online this week entitled “Scientists find three subgroups in a children’s brain cancer, identify druggable targets”. It suggests that new drugs may shortly be available for a specific type of brain tumour. Sounds like great news… but is this really … Continue reading

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Society of Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting 2016 – Part 2

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The new WHO brain tumour classification continued to be a key theme on the second day of the Society for Neuro-oncology meeting. There were further reports on research which aims to exploit the differences between tumour types, based on a … Continue reading

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Society of Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting 2016 – Part 1

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I am regularly asked about the importance of genetic research for brain tumours and how it can help us to develop new treatments and ultimately a cure.  The first lecture at the American Society for Neuro-oncology meeting, which summarised the … Continue reading

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NCRI Conference 2016 – Day 3

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The third day of the NCRI conference had a particular focus on the clinical aspects of cancer research and how research findings can be brought forward to the clinic in order to make a real difference for those with the … Continue reading

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