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Praise for new national children’s brain tumour initiative

Cancer experts at the University have welcomed a new national initiative aimed at raising awareness of children’s brain tumours. The Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) has announced ‘Brain Tumours in Children’ as a new clinical special project which will run from 2016 until 2017. The overall aims of this project are to educate primary …

Walking the Robin Hood Way to help detect breast cancer early

As the University’s Life Cycle 6 team recovers from 170 miles in the saddle to warm up for the main event in August, Denise Kendrick, Professor of Primary Care Research in the School of Medicine, is about to put on her walking boots and gearing up for her own gruelling challenge to support the charitable …

Funding for gel that mimics human breast tissue

The University has been awarded grant funding of more than £400,000 to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue. The development, being led by new Nottingham academic Dr Cathy Merry in the School of Medicine, aims to advance cancer research while reducing the need for animal testing. …

In cancer comparisons, let’s save life years in the quest to save lives

Professor David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre and President of the British Neuro-Oncology Society, on why saving lives in the fight against cancer should not be the only focus, especially for children and young people affected by rare forms of the disease. The UK’s poor performance in cancer survival statistics requires …

Three peaks, three wheels, three days…

On Friday July 4, wheelchair user Will Blanche will embark on an epic endeavour to complete a 3 Peaks Challenge on a custom built three wheel hand bike. He will be scaling the steep gradients of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdonia in Wales and Skiddaw in the Lake District to raise money for the Jessica Hope …

News from the week in brief

Very brief This week at the University our researchers have seen great success. Experts have been able to speed up and improve the diagnosis of cancer tissue during surgery as well as reduce unnecessary surgery and another Nottingham research project has found that altruistic or selfless behaviour is an attractive trait in a potential sexual …