Side-effects of cancer treatment could be avoided

New research at Birmingham University suggests children with brain tumours could avoid the side effects of aggressive cancer treatment.

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Side-effects of cancer treatments could be avoided

New research at Birmingham University suggests children with brain tumours could avoid the side effects of aggressive cancer treatment.

Research at Birmingham University suggests children with brain tumours could avoid the side-effects of aggressive cancer treatments... Credit: Ryan Phillips/EMPICS

In-depth scans which determine the make-up of a tumour could potentially mean some children are spared the more strenuous therapies that can lead to long term disabilities.

From 2006-2008 there were 219 cases of brain tumours in children up to the age of 14.

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