Professor Richard Gilbertson
His work showed these types are completely different from the start – they begin from different cells in the brain and have different faults in their DNA. He and his team are using this knowledge to search for new drugs that target the different DNA mistakes in each type of medulloblastoma and ependymoma.
Three-quarters of children diagnosed with cancer are cured, but we need more research like this to make sure every child survives, and that treatments are kinder.
You can find out more about Professor Gilbertson and childhood cancer research here.