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Emerging treatments for brain tumours

Standard treatment for brain tumours has changed little in the last 20 years. However, there are some emerging treatments for brain tumours. 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. We are simply aiming to provide information on emerging treatments.

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

Cannabis derivatives in bottles on a table top - part of emerging treatments for brain tumours

Cannabis derivatives

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

BrainPath tool on a grey background


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

Microscopic view of CED chemotherapy drug used in emerging treatments for brain tumours

Convection Enhanced Delivery

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

X-ray of a human skull showing a brain tumour

TTF (Tumour Treating Fields)

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

Scientific beakers in a laboratory


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

Scientist examines samples in a laboratory

Latest research news

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

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