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£4m grant to help find cure for child brain tumours

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children in the country. Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Scientists at Newcastle University have been given a £4m grant to help find a cure for child brain tumours.

The team at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research will explore new ways to treat some of the deadliest tumours and look into tailor made treatments for children.

Two brain tumour charities have joined together to fund the research. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The £4m is co-funded by a grant from The Brain Tumour Charity and Children with Cancer UK, along with other sources.

Scientists hope the five-year project will save lives and spare children with less deadly forms of tumour the trauma of unnecessary treatments.