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The Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre
Every year in the UK over 450 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour. In fact, we lose more children over the age of one to cancer than to any other disease. With so many children fighting a devastating battle for survival, a new and increasingly specialist clinical field of neuron-oncology has developed. Professors at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) are developing new methods of research to help find a cure whilst minimizing the risk of disability.
The thriving Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre was established in 1997 and is now led by Professors David Walker and Richard Grundy. The University of Nottingham is the ideal base for their research as it already leads the way in neuroscience, cancer, and human development research. Since 1997 £1.7 million has been raised to fund research into the fight against childhood cancer.