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Brain: Tumours

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 186136, tabled on 23 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase funding for brain tumour research in the current Parliament.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The level of funding in the current Parliament for brain tumour research is dependent on funding applications received. We are looking to researchers to submit higher quality applications into the system, so that research funding can be directed to this very difficult area.

In May 2018 the Government announced £40 million over five years for brain tumour research as part of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including brain tumours. The NIHR released a public announcement to the research community in April 2018, making clear our desire to receive brain tumour research funding applications.

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