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

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

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.

Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumour

Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain.

Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop.

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.

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