Luxembourg’s Fondation Cancer is backing research into brain tumours, investing almost €300,000 into a potentially life-changing new project.
While rare compared to other cancers, brain tumours are extremely aggressive and few treatments are effective in fighting them. This research will look at glioblastoma, the most aggressive brain tumour, affecting one in every 100,000 people.
In a press release published on Thursday, the foundation said the research will be conducted by the team of Professor Simone Niclou from the Luxembourg Institute of Health. It will examine the mechanisms behind the invasion of tumour cells on a molecular level. The results will help make treatments more effective against this kind of brain tumour.