– Prof Steven Clifford, Newcastle University
The benefits that we're trying to bring to children with brain tumours are two-fold.
Through understanding the biology of brain tumours in much more detail, we hope to be able to increase the cure rate for children with brain tumour.
And for those children that survive their brain tumours, we also want to make sure that their quality of life is as good as it can be following their treatment.
Scientists at Newcastle University are leading a £4m research programme focussed on children's brain tumours. New screening techniques will identify genetic and biochemical features of aggressive brain tumours in youngsters.