We are committed to engaging in clinically relevant research that increases the chances of children with brain tumours surviving with a good outcome. With all brain tumours, the risks of dying or being disabled are high. Moreover, all therapies – although needed - also have intrinsic risks. The only ways to improve survival are by using cutting-edge techniques in a multidisciplinary environment and having a research-minded approach to determining which therapies are best suited for any given condition.
We are currently engaged in clinical and molecular biology research projects that seek to develop technologies and expertise for better therapies and to develop a better understanding of brain cancer by using advanced molecular biology and genetic analysis.
There are many things about childhood brain cancer that we do not know and which parents always ask us right from the outset. Why did my child develop brain cancer? Is he/she going to survive? Is the cancer going to come back after treatment? Often we can give statistics but are unable to provide more exact answers. Research is the only way forward so that tomorrow we can give better answers than today.
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