25 years of CBTRC

In 2021, Tilly was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. After several rounds of chemo, she is recovering well. Tilly's dad Jason and her have been participating in several community fundraising events for CBTRC. Jason is currently selling portraits of Derby County footballers and donating a portion of the profits to our research.

Read Tilly and Jason's update

Dr Ruman Rahman

25 years of CBTRC

The Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary at a time when they have the most active researchers and research projects in the centre’s lifetime. There are currently six research groups, who all work closely together, supporting more than 30 students, early career researchers and research technicians.

Hear from Dr Ruman Rahman




Tilly's story

In 2019, Tilly was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She received treatment and is making a good recovery. Tilly and her family have raised funds for CBTRC by running the Derby 3k so that we can continue to discover more effective and kinder treatments for these currently devastating cancers.

Tilly's story

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Going the extra mile for children's brain tumour research

Emma ran the Great North Run to raise funds and to keep her grandmother's commitment to seeing brain tumours in young children cured. She raised over £600!

Emma's story




Continuing to tackle cancer in the wake of the pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, research, diagnosis, treatment and caring for our patients, has remained at the heart of CBTRC. As we emerge from the pandemic peak and into the 'new normal', we are also looking into the impact that the pandemic has had on children's cancer services.

Hear from Dr Madhumita Dandapani