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Yesterday it was announced that NICE has updated and redesigned its guidelines to support GPs to recognise the signs and symptoms of 37 different cancers and refer people for the right tests faster.
The update, which is the first for 10 years, includes new guidelines for brain and CNS tumours.
The new guidelines are:
Consider an urgent direct access MRI scan of the brain (or CT scan if MRI is contraindicated) (to be performed within 2 weeks) to assess for brain or central nervous system cancer in adults with progressive, sub‑acute loss of central neurological function. [new 2015]
Children and young people
Consider a very urgent referral (for an appointment within 48 hours) for suspected brain or central nervous system cancer in children and young people with newly abnormal cerebellar or other central neurological function. [new 2015]
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Brain tumour tissue is removed everyday by surgeons but very few people know they can donate brain tumour tissue to research. A new campaign launched today [Tuesday 24 February] at the University of Bristol led by leading medical researchers and charity, brainstrust seeks to raise awareness for patients and healthcare professionals about donating brain tumour tissue and helping researchers find a cure for this disease.
A new collaboration announced today gives unprecedented access to over 400,000 brain tumour tissue samples for research.
This initiative, called the Brain Tumour Archive Network, will unlock thousands of previously hard to access brain tumour samples for researchers throughout the UK.
Creation of the network is being led by brainstrust and supported by a wider group of brain tumour charities including Charlie’s Challenge, Brain Tumour Research and umbrella group Sophie’s Wish. BRAIN UK, operating at the University of Southampton, will link existing archives of brain tumour tissue in a virtual network so that researchers can gain access to unprecedented levels of tissue to support their much needed research into better...