University study could improve brain tumour precision medicine

09 January 2020 – NHE

The University of Bristol has revealed new research on brain tumours that might improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine approach.

The Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Bristol has collaborated with the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queen’s University Belfast to investigate the genetics of brain tumours. Research from the study partnership was published in the Journal of Oncology.

The research involved extracting DNA from the brain tumours of 41 patients and characterising any changes or mutations. Results were recorded for different types of tumours both before and after treatment.


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