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3D mini-brains test new therapies for brain cancer in children

Monday 12 October 2020 in News from the Cancer Centre

The innovative work of scientists in the Children’s Cancer Research Unit was featured in The Daily Telegraph newspaper on the weekend.

The article explains how the 'mini-brain'—a 3D structure that replicates a child's brain is being engineered in the laboratory, making it possible to trial treatments for childhood brain cancer under complex conditions that mimic the real behaviour of a brain.

Read about how the engineered cells target cancer in the CAR-T cell research grant article published last week.

As the research arm of the Cancer Centre for Children, the Children’s Cancer Research Unit is at the forefront of innovative research that helps provide the most effective treatments to children with cancer. Mini-brain research provides an improved way of testing therapies that could one day become cures.





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