Previous Research Stories

You can find information regarding previous research Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity has funded and some of the outcomes.

Previous Research

It has been observed that steroids may reduce the efficiency of standard treatments for glioblastoma.

This one year study looks at new selective steroids.
Official Title: Ian Meek PhD Studentship
Elucidating the high-grade transformation of low-grade brain tumours

Lead Researcher: Dr Heiko Wurdak
Where: Leeds, West Yorkshire
When: 2014-2018
Cost: £120,000
Research Type: Adult, Glioblastoma

Ian Meek died aged 42 from a brain tumour. In the last three years of his life when he was most affected by the disease, he raised £120,000 to fund the Ian Meek PhD Studentship at the University of Leeds.

Official Title: Identification of new drug targets to improve the treatment of high-grade brain tumours

Lead Researcher: Dr Spencer Collis
Non-Clinical PhD Student: Natasha Carmell

Where: University of Sheffield
When: 2015-2018
Cost: £19,700
Research Type: Adult, High-Grade

Official Title: Development of clinically relevant brain tumour models to identify new treatment regimes

Lead Researcher: Dr Spencer Collis
Clinical PhD Student: Ola Rominiyi

Where: University of Sheffield
When: 2016 - 2019
Cost: £18,975
Research Type: Adult, High-Grade, Glioblastoma

Here we have a summary of some of the previous research we have funded.

In total, we have funded over £1,097,000 in research projects since 2011. 

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