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Emerging treatments

Standard treatment for brain tumours has changed little in the last 20 years. Read more about some new treatments currently in development. 

The inclusion of a treatment in this section of the website does not constitute endorsement by The Brain Tumour Charity. 

For information about current treatments, visit the adult brain tumour treatments or the childhood brain tumour treatments pages.

Cannabis derivatives

The parts of cannabis that are considered important for medical reasons are called cannabinoids.


BrainPath® uses the brain’s natural folds to reach the tumour causing healthy tissue damage.

Convection Enhanced Delivery

A technique delivering chemotherapy drugs directly into brain tumours, also called CED.

TTF (Tumour Treating Fields)

A non-invasive treatment for adults with glioblastoma, which uses electrical fields.


A method that uses your immune system to help your body fight infection and diseases.

Latest research news

Get the most up-to-date information on emerging brain tumour treatments and research.

Make the right choices for you

Our Step by Step interactive guide outlines what happens following a diagnosis, to answer your questions and help you to understand what to expect.