Personalising treatments for childhood brain cancer

Brain cancer is the most common cause of death in children and the most common cause of cancer-related death in people under 40. It is very rarely curable.

Treatment is invasive and destructive. The standard treatment is surgery to remove the lump, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which floods the brain with toxins. Children who survive are left with serious side effects because their brains and bodies are still developing.

IMB researchers have made it their mission to solve this problem. They are developing tailored and targeted treatments to increase survival and quality of life of young patients.

Researchers have made progress into identifying potential new treatments, but need further funding to purchase equipment that will allow this research to progress to clinical trials.

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