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Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

Cancer Research UK launches trial of new drug to treat acute childhood leukaemia

Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office has opened the first trial of a new type of leukaemia drug.

Mobile phone use 'not linked to brain tumours'

A new study has found no increase in the incidence of brain tumours during the years following the introduction of mobile phones in Nordic countries.

Scientists find genes that affect risk of common brain tumour

Scientists from the UK have helped to identify a number of genetic variants that appear to increase a person's risk of developing glioma.

New role for DNA unraveler in preventing brain tumours and other cancers

A molecule originally implicated in DNA repair may also be a crucial factor in preventing tumours such as medulloblastoma, a type of childhood brain tumour.

Anti-alcoholism drug could help treat most common type of adult brain cancer

A drug that has been used to treat alcoholic patients for more than sixty years could potentially help treat glioblastoma.

Immunotherapy begins to bear fruit

A new vaccine could significantly extend the life expectancy of patients with glioblastoma multiforme, researchers have claimed.

'No link' between using mobile phones and brain tumours

There is no link between using a mobile phone and developing tumours in the brain or central nervous system.

Personalised radiotherapy treatment set to benefit from CERN software

A collaboration of scientific disciplines is developing pioneering software to design radiotherapy tailored to an individual.

Cancer Research UK welcomes glioma drug ruling

The number of patients with glioma who are eligible to receive temozolomide on the NHS has been increased following an appeal to NICE.

Eight gene mutations appear to cause childhood brain cancer

Canadian scientists have identified eight genes that appear to be involved in the development of the most common form of childhood brain cancer.