Each year around 11,400 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour and just 14% of people survive their disease for 10 or more years. Brain tumour research in the UK to receive £45 million in funding from the Department of Health and Social Care and Cancer Research UK. An estimated £20 million will be invested through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over the next five years.The funding from Cancer Research UK will support 2 new specialised centres, The Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London.
A centre specifically for adults with brain tumours will open later this year.
This announcement follows the release of the report of the Task and Finish
Working Group on Brain Tumour Research led by the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Chris Whitty. There will be a formal call to research teams to put forward innovative new proposals, to access NIHR funding in April.
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Department of Health and Social Care: Brain cancer research to receive £45 million funding