Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre

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Keep up to date on all that’s happening at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre. The CBTRC is dedicated to improving our understanding of childhood brain tumours through research and education. Our leaders are actively involved in educational programmes and have a huge range of experience in guiding national and international developments in clinical practice.

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Statement on Cannabidiol

The CBTRC cannot recommend the use of cannabidiol (CBD) as presently we don’t know whether CBD is effective against either childhood or adult brain tumours. Furthermore, we don’t yet know how CBD might work against cancer cells, nor what dose of CBD to give. At this moment, there is no reliable evidence to say whether or not CBD is effective against cancer. The research we are proposing will address the question of whether there is any basis for a role for CBD in treatment for brain cancer. This will then need to be further assessed in clinical trials.

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National Lottery accolade for HeadSmart brain tumour campaign

Description
HeadSmart – the highly successful campaign pioneered by the University of Nottingam's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre to speed up diagnosis of childhood brain tumours – has been voted the UK's favourite health project funded by the National Lottery.
Date:
07/09/2017

New research to test effect of cannabidiol on child brain tumours

Description
A non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) is to be tested for its effects on paediatric brain cancer cells by experts at Nottingham's world-leading Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.
Date:
02/05/2017

Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

Description
Families affected by childhood cancer joined forces to launch a new fundraising campaign celebrating 20 years of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC).
Date:
16/02/2017

 

Forthcoming Events

Annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop 2018

Annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop 2018
Date
17/01/2018
Location:
University of Nottingham
Description
The second annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop will be held on Wednesday 17th January 2018. Our EPSRC Programme Grant in Next Generation Biomaterials has allowed us to hold this event at The University of Nottingham for the 5 years of the grant and hopefully beyond.