Brain tumour research to be highlighted

Fundraisers and supporters will be given a rare glimpse of the pioneering work into brain tumours being carried out by University of Wolverhampton experts at a special event.

Scientists at the Brain Tumour UK Neuro-Oncology Research Centre at the University will be highlighting their innovative work on Saturday, 30 October 2010.

Supporters, fundraisers and members of the public will be able to tour the labs and talk to the scientists working on research into high grade, low grade and childhood brain tumours.

The event will be held at the City Campus in Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, between 11am and 3pm.

Professor John Darling, a leading neuro-oncologist and Dean of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming members of the public and our supporters to the Open Day. This gives us a great opportunity to showcase the important work that we are doing at Wolverhampton.”

Claire Glazebrook, Head of Fundraising at Brain Tumour UK, said: “We are delighted to be funding the vital work that Professor John Darling and his team are carrying out at the Brain Tumour UK Neuro-Oncology Research Centre. We hope the local community will join Brain Tumour UK staff and our supporters and fundraisers at this unique opportunity to gain insight into this important research.”

The Brain Tumour UK Neuro-Oncology Research Centre at the University of Wolverhampton launched in February to identify the genes that trigger the toughest childhood and adult brain tumours and to develop new forms of chemotherapy to attack them.

The laboratory combines Wolverhampton’s expertise in adult brain cancer with a team from the renowned Institute of Neurology in London led by Dr Tracy Warr, a leading expert in cancerous childhood and so-called “low grade” adult brain tumours.

For more information about the Open Day, email fundraising@braintumouruk.org.uk

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For more information, please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

For further information about Brain Tumour UK, please contact – Claire Glazebrook Head of Fundraising Brain Tumour UK Email: fundraising@braintumouruk.org.uk

Claire Glazebrook

Head of Fundraising

Brain Tumour UK

Email: fundraising@braintumouruk.org.uk

Ref: 5059/22/10/10/VW

Date Issued: Friday, 22 October 2010

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