Barts Charity has awarded £1.5 million to brain tumour research The grant will allow researchers to extend successful lab-based research into clinical trials with brain tumour patients 16,000 people are diagnosed with a primary or secondary brain tumour each year Case studies available
Brain tumours kill more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer and less than 20% of those diagnosed survive beyond five years, compared to 50% of all other cancers. New funding from Barts Charity will help researchers get closer to a cure.
£1.5 million has been awarded to brain tumour expert Silvia Marino, Professor of Neuropathology at Queen Mary University of London and Edward McKintosh, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust.
Professor Marino has pioneered research in her field and has gained international recognition. She’s also the first female President of the British Neuro-Oncology Society.
This grant will help Professor Marino and her team of researchers to build upon the success in basic science of the Brain Tumour Research Centre which is funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research and to work with clinicians to develop a clinical platform to facilitate taking their discoveries to patients.
Working with Rachel Lewis, Consultant Clinical
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