A blog by Emma Campbell, PhD – Children’s Brain Tumour Drug Delivery Consortium
“I can remember the first time I heard the term ‘blood-brain barrier’. I envisaged a brain completely encased in a membranous sack like a joint of meat vacuum packed in cellophane! Needless to say, nature and evolution have created something a lot more sophisticated and awe-inspiring.”
On Wednesday 29th March 2017, we launched our ground-breaking Precision Medicine project at the House of Commons. We announced funding of £1.5 million for Precision Medicine – a brand new form of treatment for children with cancer.
Our recent conference, Childhood Cancer 2016, provided a forum for scientists and clinicians to discuss advances in the treatment of childhood cancer.
Four out of five children diagnosed with cancer can now be cured. This survival rate is double what it was 50 years ago so there is much to celebrate. But increases in survival rates have slowed overall, and ...