Research Themes

Research Theme 

Our research connects laboratories straight to practical medical solutions. We work at every stage of cancer treatment, from diagnosis to suvivorship. We research topics as diverse as new imaging techniques to better drug delivery. We also run clinical trials and lead awareness campaigns and support initiatives.

We believe that through research, we can one day achieve a full, healthy and independent life for every child with a brain tumour.

Research holds the key to improving the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of childhood cancer.  Although the time frames for research reaching the patient can often seem very long, it is the only way to improve our understanding of the disease processes and, therefore, improving the outcomes.  Without money, research doesn't happen as there is no funding to invest in people to deliver the research.  

Our research



Our collaborators


  • The University of Birmingham
  • CRUK Clinical Trials Unit
  • Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group


  • Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris
  • St Anne's Hospital, Paris
  • Laboratory of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics - Como, Italy
  • Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
  • DFKZ, Heidleburg

North America

  • John Hopkins University, Boston
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Sick Kids, Toronto