Emerging treatments

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


A new surgical technique using the natural folds of the brain to reach the tumour, causing less healthy tissue damage

CED (Convection Enhanced Delivery)

A technique delivering chemotherapy drugs directly into brain tumours that cannot be operated on due to their location

TTF (Tumour Treating Fields)

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

Cannabis derivatives

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


A treatment method that uses your own immune system to help your body fight cancer, infection, and other diseases.

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.

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