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Finding new ways of accurately diagnosing brain tumours associated with epilepsy in children

17 Jan 2024, 10:15 a.m.

In 2023, a group of researchers led by Professor Thomas Jacques, Professor of Paediatric Neuropathology at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH), made significant advances towards accurately diagnosing glioneuronal tumours …

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Study into cancer care for autistic children and/or those with a learning disability begins

5 Dec 2023, 1:39 p.m.

A new study into how autistic children and/or those with a learning disability experience and respond to cancer care and treatment started in October.

This new research will take place thanks to more than £188k from GOSH Charity’s National Call – the…

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Clinical trial results give new hope for children with rare gliomas

18 Nov 2023, 8 a.m.

A collaboration of researchers from across the world have published successful results from a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of BRAF mutated low-grade paediatric gliomas. These are cancerous brain tumours that start in glial cells (the su…

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Steps forward in gene therapy for hearing loss associated with Norrie Disease

3 Oct 2023, 12:02 p.m.

An international team led by researchers at GOSH, UCL and the National Institute for Health and Care Research Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) have been working hard to develop a novel gene therapy in mice to r…

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Only 2% of cancer research funding is dedicated to fighting children's cancer

31 Aug 2023, 12:01 p.m.

Cancer is the biggest killer in children aged one to 14 in the UK.

Yet despite this, on average, only 2 pence out of every £1 spent each year on cancer research goes towards dedicated research projects to find new ways of diagnosing and treating chil…

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