With so many children fighting a devastating battle for survival, a new and increasingly specialist clinical field of neuro-oncology has developed. Researchers at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) are developing new methods of research to help find a cure whilst minimising the risk of disability.
The CBTRC aims to establish the links between paediatrics, neurosciences, oncology, imaging, pharmaceutical sciences, human development, stem-cell technology, cellular genetics and physiology.
There are over 50 experts in these fields at The University of Nottingham, all of them working towards improving our understanding of the disease and developing innovative new treatments.
Five-year survival rates in the UK have risen from 50% to 70% over the last decade. Many brain tumours remain incurable, and 60% of those who do survive often have significant disability following diagnosis and treatment.