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Scientists map out how childhood brain tumours relapse

Researchers have discovered the unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumour medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes back, according to research* published in Cancer Cell. 

published on: 19th December 2014

Science Media Fellowship Experience

This year, Victoria Forster a postdoctoral RA in the NICR,  was successful in gaining a place on a media fellowship given by the British Science Association (BSA), funded by the Wellcome Trust.  The aim of the scheme is to bridge the gap between science journalists and scientists, and give each an understanding of how the other works. Ten candidates are selected each year from all scientific disciplines, PhD students to Professors and here is Victoria's account of her experience on this successful scheme.

published on: 12th December 2014

INSTINCT - groundbreaking research project aimed at beating childhood brain tumours

The Newcastle University team, based at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, will use cutting-edge screening techniques to identify critical genetic and biochemical features of aggressive brain tumours in young patients.

published on: 14th February 2014

Rare leukaemia survival rate breakthrough

A pioneering genetic study means that children with a rare subtype of leukaemia have 75% less chance of their leukaemia recurring.

published on: 16th September 2013

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