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Brain cancer: identifying the best treatment for each child

Research date: 13 January 2014 - 1 October 2018
Grant amount: £194,548.00

Every year in the UK, around 400 children are diagnosed with brain cancer.1.2 Many face prolonged and gruelling treatment with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. While treatment can prove life-saving, it can also cause serious, long-term side effects, so it’s important to get the balance right. Professor Andrew Peet, of the University of...

Brain tumours: avoiding a serious side effect of surgery

Research date: 1 August 2012 - 31 August 2015
Grant amount: £98,120.00

Around one in four children who undergo surgery to remove a tumour from the back of the brain – the cerebellum – develop a distressing side effect called cerebellar mutism syndrome.1 They lose the ability to speak and have difficulty coordinating their movements. Although their condition normally improves with time, children are often left...

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Brain tumour research to help children like Jack

Posted: 2 September 2014 10:38 am
Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just 14 months old. Following a gruelling year of treatment, involving brain surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, he thankfully recovered. Jack, who is pictured here as he appeared in our spring 2011 Touching Lives magazine, is now nine years old and has...

Targeted treatments to help children with brain cancer

Posted: 31 March 2014 11:01 am
Iona was just five years old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She went through 10 hours of surgery which left her with some brain damage and without the ability to produce important hormones. Iona’s cancer affected various areas of her brain including the optic nerve, pituitary gland, hypothalamus and the brain stem. The majority of...

New research could mean tailored treatment for children with brain tumours

Posted: 15 January 2014 14:00 pm
Children’s charity Action Medical Research and The Brain Tumour Charity today announce a new jointly funded project to develop a way to tailor treatment more closely to the needs of each individual child diagnosed with a brain tumour. Every year in the UK, around 400 children aged 0-14 are diagnosed with a brain tumour.1-2 Many face prolonged and...

Research into brain mapping for babies with tumours

Posted: 17 August 2012 09:10 am
A pioneering initiative in Bristol aimed at helping surgeons operating on babies has received a £98,000 boost. The project is looking at brain mapping for babies who need surgery for the removal of a brain tumour. Around one in four children who undergo surgery to remove a tumour from the back of the brain – the cerebellum – develop a...

Eye tracker: improving diagnosis of brain tumours in children

Posted: 5 April 2012 09:20 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is celebrating the launch of a new eyesight device which could improve diagnosis and medical management of brain tumours and other serious illness. Researchers in Edinburgh, awarded a grant from Action Medical Research in 2010, have developed a novel system that uses infa-red light to track the movement...

West Sussex charity celebrates 60 years of investing in top medical research to help prevent the suffering of sick babies and children

Posted: 5 January 2012 10:50 am
Horsham-based children’s charity, Action Medical Research, is celebrating investing more than £100 million into vital medical research over the past 60 years, which has led to some key scientific breakthroughs to help reduce the suffering of sick babies and children. The charity was originally founded in 1952, by Duncan Guthrie, in his quest...

Children's charity celebrates 60 years' top med research investment across South West

Posted: 5 January 2012 10:47 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is celebrating investing more than £100 million into vital medical research over the past 60 years, which has led to some key scientific breakthroughs to help reduce the suffering of sick babies and children. Research funded over the years has included pioneering work carried out across the South...

Top Bristol researchers awarded grants to help sick babies and children

Posted: 3 November 2011 15:08 pm
Three leading research teams in Bristol have been given more than £400,000 in grants by children’s charity Action Medical Research, to carry out studies which aim to help reduce the suffering of sick babies and children. The charity has been supporting significant medical breakthroughs for nearly 60 years, and has today announced the grants...

Mum's little hero

Posted: 1 March 2011 12:22 pm
When five-year-old Jack Morley swoops into the room with his red wellies on announcing he wants to be a fireman, mum Lisa smiles with pride. Jack is already her little hero and she feels lucky to have him.In 2006, the Morley family faced a terrible shock. Lisa, husband Mark, daughter Imogen and 14-month-old...

Talented doctor commits to search for brain tumour treatment for children

Posted: 4 October 2010 10:17 am
Action Medical Research has awarded a prestigious grant to a doctor who wants to find better treatments for children with brain tumours. Dr Chris Howell has received a Research Training Fellowship for a three-year study to find what causes the malignant cancer in children under three – the most vulnerable age group. “This is a fantastic...
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