Research by tumour type

We fund research into a wide variety of brain tumour types that affect both adults and children. There are over 140 different brain tumour types, so 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.

Treatment for, and understanding of, brain tumours are 20 years behind more common cancers. Yet, science has moved on. We strive to support innovative and timely research that can treat brain tumours effectively.

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas

Our researchers are looking for new ways to treat the childhood tumour type diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).


Our researchers are working to understand how and why glioblastomas form and are searching for new ways to treat them.

High Grade Gliomas

Find out more about how our researchers are studying high grade glioma to understand how they develop and design new drugs .

Low Grade Gliomas

Find out how our researchers are studying the biological mechanisms controlling the development of low grade glioma.


Our researchers are studying new ways to accurately diagnose and treat medulloblastoma, a common childhood tumour.

Glioneuronal brain tumours

Our researchers are working to further understand glioneuronal tumours, as currently little is known about this type.