£4m for brain tumour research

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.

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'We need best scientists in the UK for child brain tumour research'

Newcastle University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research aimed at treating brain tumours in children.

The £4m study will look at the different types of brain tumours that children get - and the results will be used to tailor their treatment.

It's hoped the five-year project will save lives as well as sparing children the trauma of unnecessary treatments.

Prof Steve Clifford from the Northern Institute for Cancer Research said its success will depend partly on attracting the best scientists in the UK.

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