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Brain: Tumours

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 119834, tabled on 7 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent funding has been made available for research into brain tumours.

Answered on

15 February 2022

In May 2018 the Government announced a £40 million investment 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 released a public announcement to the research community, making clear our desire to receive brain tumour research funding applications.

This has led to an increase in proposals, many of which have been funded, including a £1.7 million trial of functional and ultrasound guided surgery for glioblastoma, and a £1.4 million intraoperative hyperspectral imaging for data-driven real-time surgical guidance.

The NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including brain tumour research, which remains a priority for NIHR.