The most common childhood brain tumours are called medulloblastomas. They are divided into different types, and because each responds differently to treatment, rapid diagnosis is essential. This project is focused on developing a new tool to allow quick diagnosis that can then be used when it comes to making decisions about treatment.
Our funding is helping doctors who work with children living with one of the most common form of brain tumours to develop a new diagnostic tool that uses MRI scanning techniques instead of surgery.
This research project on medulloblastoma has been successfully completed. Your donations allow us to fund ground-breaking research that can improve treatments given to children with cancer. Thank you. Your help allows us to continue to find ways to drive up the chances of survival for children with cancer and reduce the toxic side effects that can affect the rest of their lives.
Non invasive identification of medulloblastoma genetic subtypes using metabolite profiles and imaging features
Professor Andrew Peet
Institute of Child Health, University of Birmingham
Birmingham B4 6NH
1 June 2015
4 years and 4 months