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Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

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.

People fear cancer more than other serious illness

More than a third of people in the UK fear cancer more than other life-threatening conditions - such as Alzheimer's, stroke and heart disease according to a Cancer...

Information from brain tumour sacs may help to guide treatment

Tiny membrane-covered sacs which are released from brain tumour cells may provide information which could be used to guide treatment.

Brain scans could diagnose and monitor glioma brain tumours

Research into the most common type of brain tumour has uncovered a way to monitor the disease using the latest imaging technologies.

Scientists find marker that signals better brain cancer survival for children

Scientists supported by Cancer Research UK and the Samantha Dickson Research Trust have uncovered a protein that signals a more favourable survival.

Cancer Research UK launches nine high-tech gene projects

Unravelling the genetic secrets behind a range of cancers is the aim of a new initiative from Cancer Research UK.

Electromagnetic fields 'do not increase cancer risk' among energy workers

A study of workers at electricity firms suggests that electromagnetic fields do not increase the risk of some cancers.