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On the buses with youngsters at Nottingham brain tumour centre

Rocky, the open top bus, took a break from touring the seaside to put in an appearance on campus recently to mark a new donation to an appeal to raise £1.8 million for a vital new piece of medical and research equipment. Children from the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC), their families and healthcare …

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 …

30 hours in a kayak – the things Professor Kevin Shakesheff will do for charity

Professor Kevin Shakesheff is Head of the School of Pharmacy at The University of Nottingham – and highly respected within his field. What you might not know about the Professor is that he loves a challenge. From marathons to triathlons, he’s done it all, pushing his mind and body to the limit to raise money …

Accolade for brain tumour campaign

We’ve just heard that the HeadSmart campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people has been nominated for a prestigious award in the world of medicine… the BMJ’s Improving Healthcare award for Excellence in Healthcare Education. HeadSmart was launched last summer by the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research …