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Child brain tumour research projects

Although they’re relatively rare, brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and teenagers and the biggest cause of potentially treatable blindness in children – 62% of children who survive a brain tumour will be left with a life-altering, long-term disability.

Research is essential if we are to enhance our understanding of why and how each tumour forms, and what can be done to treat them.

This is why we fund research into a wide variety of childhood brain tumour types.

Current high grade brain tumour research projects

Here are the research projects we are currently funding that relate to understanding or treating high grade brain tumours in children

Current low grade brain tumour research projects

Here are the research projects we are currently funding that relate to understanding or treating low grade brain tumours in children


Past paediatric research projects

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