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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

Brain tumour funding boost following death of Tessa Jowell

The Government has announced it will double a recent funding boost for brain tumour research following the death of Dame Tessa Jowell.

Press release links rise in aggressive brain tumours to mobile phones, but study doesn’t

Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don't match the study they're covering.

A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

Aggressive brain tumours carry potential target for engineered immune cells

A molecule on glioblastoma cells that could be used as a target for genetically engineered immune cells has been identified.

Patients to benefit from new brain cancer research funding boost

Brain tumour research in the UK is set to be revolutionised with £45 million in funding by the Department of Health and Social Care and Cancer Research UK.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy in brain and breast cancer

Infecting tumours with viruses may boost the success of immunotherapy for brain and breast cancers, according to two new studies.

Electronic cap treatment improves brain tumour survival

Applying low frequency electric fields to the scalp of people with an aggressive type of brain tumour improves survival, according to a clinical trial.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Safety of gene therapy for brain tumours tested in early trial

Results from a small clinical trial suggest an experimental gene therapy is safe and has potential as a treatment for patients with a type of brain tumour.

Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Different types of brain tumours may share similar survival strategies, opening up new treatment research avenues.

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