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Brain (and spinal cord) tumours

There are around 12,100 people diagnosed with a tumour in the brain or central nervous system (CNS) each year in the UK. Brain and spinal cord tumours can affect children and adults and common symptoms include headaches, feeling or being sick and seizures (fits).
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Find out how the chemistry inside plants can lead to life-changing drugs and how a cannabis-derived drug is part of a new trial to help people with a type of aggressive brain cancer. Find out how the chemistry inside plants can lead to life-changing drugs and how a cannabis-derived drug is part of a new trial to help people with a type of aggressive brain cancer.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 2 September 2021

2 September 2021

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma. Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 23 July 2021

23 July 2021

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We spoke to Dr Kate Cwynarski, who led the Stand Up To Cancer-funded MARIETTA trial, a clinical trial which details a “potentially transforming” treatment for some patients with secondary CNS lymphoma. We spoke to Dr Kate Cwynarski, who led the Stand Up To Cancer-funded MARIETTA trial, a clinical trial which details a “potentially transforming” treatment for some patients with secondary CNS lymphoma.

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 27 January 2021

27 January 2021

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way to analyse blood for evidence of cancer that could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods. Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way to analyse blood for evidence of cancer that could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.

by Alex Lathbridge | Analysis | 18 June 2020

18 June 2020

Michelle Mitchell CEO Cancer Research UK

'The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell'. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK's new brain tumour funding. 'The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell'. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK's new brain tumour funding.

by Michelle Mitchell | Analysis | 20 June 2019

20 June 2019

Illustration of a puzzle of a brain with missing pieces

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research. Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

by Gabriella Beer | Analysis | 17 June 2019

17 June 2019

Potential new drug targets for an aggressive type of brain tumour have been uncovered in the lab, thanks to a ‘reverse engineering’ approach using DNA editing. Potential new drug targets for an aggressive type of brain tumour have been uncovered in the lab, thanks to a ‘reverse engineering’ approach using DNA editing.

by In collaboration with PA Media Group | News | 18 April 2019

18 April 2019

Our scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. Our scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer.

by Ethan Meyers | Analysis | 14 February 2019

14 February 2019

An image of an MRI scan of a brain with the glioblastoma tumour in white.

Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique. Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique.

by Gabriella Beer | Analysis | 6 November 2018

6 November 2018

Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine. Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 6 November 2018

6 November 2018

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

by Catherine Pickworth | Analysis | 20 September 2018

20 September 2018