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
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
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
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.
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Date Issued: Friday, 22 October 2010