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Brain Tumour Research


Brain Tumour Research

Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia or any other cancer, yet research into brain tumours receives only 0.7% of UK national cancer research spending.

The Ollie Young Foundation currently supports Brain Tumour Research's centre of excellence in Portsmouth by specifically funding paediatric glioblastoma brain tumour research.

When Ollie was diagnosed, there was no treatment, no cure. No answers for his family. And no hope. Read more...

Emily Pinkstone

Emily is conducting a functional investigation into abnormal cellular metabolism in paediatric glioblastoma at the Brain Tumour Research Cellular and Molecular Neuro-oncology Research Group.

She will be working under the supervision of Professor Geoff Pilkington at Portsmouth University and alongside the Brain Tumour Research team, on a three-year placement which has been funded by the Ollie Young Foundation. Read more...

Prof. Geoff Pilkington

Geoff is Professor of Cellular and Molecular Neuro-oncology at the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences at Portsmouth University and Head of the Brain Tumour Research Cellular and Molecular Neuro-oncology Research Group.

He has also established the South of England Brain Tumour Alliance (SEBTA), was a founder member of the International Glioma Invasion Forum and regularly attends the quarterly meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours at Westminster. Read more...