Cancer news

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

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

Discovering better treatments for children with brain tumours

We’re launching a new Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence to speed up the discovery of new treatments for children with brain tumours.

How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

Developing more accurate ways to study brain tumours

Growing ‘mini brains’ in dishes is just one of the innovative ways our scientists are studying brain tumours in the lab. Find out how this could lead to new treatments....

Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

My brain tumour treatment journey – Parminder’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Parminder takes us through her treatment journey after she was diagnosed with an astrocytoma.

Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.

Being diagnosed with a brain tumour – Mary’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. In this series, 3 people share their experience of the disease, starting with Mary and her diagnosis.

Brain tumour surgery dye now available to more NHS patients

A chemical dye that lights up brain tumours during surgery should be available to more NHS patients in England, according to NICE.

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