1. ITV Report

New Cambridge centre to play key role in brain tumour research

A new centre in Cambridge is aiming to play a vital part in revolutionising research into brain tumours.

The Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence is part based at the University of Cambridge and in London.

It's just one part of a £45m investment from the Government and Cancer Research UK.

While survival rates for most cancers are at record levels, those for people with brain tumours have barely improved for 30 years.

Nearly 11,500 people are diagnosed with brain cancer every year and just 14% currently live for 10 years or more - making it one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

Anna lost her battle with a brain tumour aged three. Credit: Anna's Hope.

The news has been welcomed by one family from Stamford who've been campaigning for a decade.

Rob and Carole Hughes set up the charity Anna's Hope after their three year old daughter died from a brain tumour.

"We've actually dedicated 10 years of our life to this and, as a mum, I've got to have something really positive come out of a huge personal tragedy."

– Carole Hughes, Anna's Hope