A study looking at using MRI scans to monitor gliomas

Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.

Cancer type:

Brain (and spinal cord) tumours





This study is looking at using MRI scans to see how glioma brain tumours change over time. This study is supported by Cancer Research UK.

Doctors can use MRI scans to see if the glioma is growing. This works well but they are always looking for ways to improve.

The researchers aim to combine different ways of measuring glioma growth using the MRI scan.

Who can enter

You may be able to enter this study if you are attending St George’s NHS Trust or King’s College Hospital Trust, London and you

You cannot enter this study if you

  • Are not able to have an MRI scan (if you have a pacemaker, metal clips or other metal in your body, for example)
  • Are pregnant

The study team also wants to recruit 12 healthy volunteers. They will invite the relatives of the people they recruit into the study to take part.

Trial design

This study will recruit 60 people with low grade glioma.

Hospital visits

Everyone taking part in this study has an MRI scan every 6 months for 2½ years.

Side effects

There is a small chance you may have a reaction to the magnetic tracer. This may include developing a rash, itching, dizziness or feeling light headed.

We have more information on MRI scans in our cancer tests section.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

How to join a clinical trial

Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Chief Investigator

Dr Franklyn Howe

Supported by

Cancer Research UK
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions about cancer? Contact our information nurses

Freephone 0808 800 4040

Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 10305

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Rhys was only four years old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour

A picture of Rhys

"He went through six operations and was placed on a clinical trial so he could try new treatments.”

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