Brain Tumour Research is an official charity partner of Plymouth University. We’re one of four universities in the UK working with the charity to improve the treatment and outcomes of brain tumours.


Plymouth’s Centre of Excellence specialises in low-grade brain tumours, which are usually benign, slow-growing but ultimately can become malignant. Our focus is to identify and understand the mechanism underlying the development of brain tumours, and explore ways to halt or reverse that mechanism.

The only current treatments for brain tumours are surgery to remove them or radiotherapy. A key innovation is fast-track testing new drugs in human primary cell cultures. Innovative early phase clinical trials lead to adaptive phase II/III trials, with the potential for making drug therapies available to patients. These will enhance or ultimately replace the current treatments.

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