Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence, in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. Funding clinical nurse for 3 years.The new centre was chosen after a rigorous selection process including international peer review. While existing centres are led by neuroscientists, Imperial College is the first in the charity’s network to be headed up by a pioneering brain surgeon, Kevin O’Neill. The team will investigate the biology of tumour metabolisms to further understand the behaviour of this disease. The team will also be able to extend their use of innovative 3D real time surgical imaging..
The centre joins others at Queen Mary University of London, and at universities in Portsmouth and Plymouth, to become the fourth centre funded by the national charity Brain Tumour Research. The launch of the ground-breaking partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (London) means the charity is more than half-way towards its aim of creating a network of seven dedicated research centres.