£18m boost for brain tumour research

£18m boost for brain tumour research

 

Monday, 24 June, 2019

Congratulations to Prof Neil Carragher (Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre), who will be awarded £6.3m to investigate which drugs best target glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain tumour, and Dr Steven Pollard (Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre), who will receive £5.8m to investigate how to prevent tumours from growing back by trying to control the movement of dormant cancer cells to active ones. 

Michelle Mitchell, the chief executive of CRUK, said, “Our awards promise to break new ground in the way we understand brain cancer and how it develops, so that we may overcome the unique challenges it presents to design more effective, kinder treatments and improve patient care".