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Astrocytoma research

Astrocytomas are the most common type of primary brain tumour within the group of brain tumours called gliomas.

They grow from a type of cell in the brain called an astrocyte, which is the most abundant cell in the brain. They support and protect the neurons (nerves) and help to pass messages between them. Astrocytes, therefore, are vital in processing information in the brain.

Current Astrocytoma research projects

Here are the research projects we are currently funding that relate to understanding or treating astrocytoma