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What we're funding

We are the leading funder of brain tumour research in the UK, committing over £50 million to date on pioneering projects that will help adults and children with brain tumours.

We fund research through a competitive, fair and transparent process of best practice called peer review to ensure we only select the very best research that will have a real impact on those affected by brain tumours.

Our latest research grants

We're pleased to announce our most recent research awards. Our Scientific Advisory Board told us that these are the highest quality grants with the best chance of success. We look forward to seeing their progress in the coming months and years.

Dr Ola Rominiyi

3D models to understand invading GBM cells

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Dr Ola Rominiyi

3D models to understand invading GBM cells

This innovative research project will develop a new 3D model of glioblastoma (GBM) for lab assessments. The researchers, based in Sheffield, will also use the model to prioritise some of the best potential drugs to enhance current therapies.

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Professor Monika Hegi

MGMT methylation levels predicting treatment response

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Professor Monika Hegi

MGMT methylation levels predicting treatment response

In this project, the researchers will be working to find a biomarker for IDH-mutated low grade gliomas (LGGs). They want to predict which people will get the most, and the least, benefit from temozolomide (TMZ) chemotherapy. They propose that with this knowledge, some treatments, such as radiotherapy, could be reduced or delayed, avoiding side-effects and improving quality of life.

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Dr Stuart Smith

Targeting Glioblastoma drug resistance through RNA methylation

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Dr Stuart Smith

Targeting Glioblastoma drug resistance through RNA methylation

Researchers, led by Dr Stuart Smith in Nottingham, will investigate the levels of RNA methylation in GMB cells and compare them to levels in low grade tumours. They will then test the theory that RNA methylation is responsible for some GBM tumours becoming resistant to current treatments.

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Research projects

As part of our research strategy, A Cure Can't Wait, we have established various funding opportunities to achieve our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm caused by a brain tumour. More information about the different types of grants we fund can be found below:

Child brain tumour research

Current and past research projects to enhance our understanding of tumours and how to treat them

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Adult brain tumour research

Read about our current and past research projects, furthering our understanding of adult brain tumours and treatments

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