Brain tumours

Keeping you informed: news and views

Keeping you informed about the latest developments in childhood cancer, responding to childhood cancer related news stories, and guest blogs from our expert membership.



The ongoing challenges for children's cancer: diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG)

Unfortunately some tumours of childhood are extremely challenging to treat and the outcomes remain poor. Amongst these are high grade gliomas (brain tumours), particular those which arise in an area of the brain known as the brain stem.

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Behind the headlines: Is modern life really killing our children?

Our response to recent media coverage of the increase in incidence of cancer in children and young people.

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Proton beam therapy: behind the headlines

We welcome the publication of the report by Professor Tarbell’s group in Boston, describing the results of their work on proton beam radiotherapy in children with medulloblastoma.

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Behind the headlines: gene-edited immune cells

Over the last day, there has been much media coverage of the use of 'designer immune cells' that have successfully treated one-year-old Layla, who had relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

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