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

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

New immune drug for brain cancer shows early promise

Preliminary research into a new, personalised treatment for glioma has shown promising results, according to the scientists running the trial.

Gene could be important drug target for children's brain tumour

Scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to more effective treatments for a form of childhood brain cancer called paediatric high grade glioma

New study shows no increased risk of brain cancer from mobile phones

Using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of getting brain cancer, according to a new Japanese study published in the BJC today.

Faulty enzyme linked to certain brain tumours

US scientists have discovered that a faulty enzyme may contribute to the formation of some malignant brain tumours.

Protein from frogs' eggs could treat brain tumours

A protein found in frog eggs may provide the basis for a new treatment for brain tumours.

Early surgery for 'low-grade' brain tumours may result in longer survival

Early surgery for patients with slow-growing, low-grade glioma brain tumours may result in better survival than a wait-and-see approach.

New childhood brain cancer genes identified

Scientists have isolated three important genes involved in the development of a type of childhood brain cancer - reveals a study published in the BJC.

Diabetic drug protects against brain-radiation side effects

A widely-used diabetic drug could help prevent some of the side effects experienced by cancer patients receiving whole-brain radiation therapy.

New guidelines may speed up child brain tumour diagnosis

Birmingham Children's Hospital, Universities of Nottingham and Southampton have guidelines that should help doctors diagnose brain tumours in children

Cancer risk to children of having older parents

Older parents are at significantly increased risk of having a child with the most common form of leukaemia, Cancer Research UK reveals.