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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £30-35 million a year

Glioblastoma funding announcement

Today we welcomed a group of dedicated supporters and activists at our Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) located within the iconic Blizard Institute. Led by Professor Silvia Marino, the research here focuses on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumour in adults.

There is no known cure for GBM so research in this area is a key priority for us. 

Our pioneering partnership with QMUL is now in its fifth year and has seen us invest over £1.5 million to date, with an additional funding in excess of £400,000 being granted for 2018/19.

In common with all of our Centres, we conduct a quinquennial (five-year) review of research progress made during our funding period. These reviews are carried out by an international team of expert peer reviewers. For our Queen Mary Centre of Excellence, this will take place in 2019.

We look forward to continuing our support for this vital work whilst encouraging the Centre to achieve further external funding to help them to build on the crucial foundation blocks we have laid.

We will be reporting back on the progress and discoveries being made here, what implications this could have for new and improved treatments for glioblastoma patients, and in bringing us closer to a cure for brain tumours.

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