Brain Cancer @ Leeds

News and Events


Researchers from Brain Cancer @ Leeds team up to investigate the use of oncolytic viruses for the treatment of GBM as covered by The Independent and the BBC

Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson and Professor Susan Short attended SNO 2017 in California with a team of researchers and presented several posters that were very well received (Nov 2017)

Dr Lucy Stead and Dr Chiara Galloni highlighted Leeds brain-based research at the Brain Power public event for which the keynote speaker was Terry Waite (Nov 2017). Interviews with some researchers, including Dr Galloni, were broadcast live:

Talk at British Neuro-Oncological Society (BNOS) annual meeting on Drug discovery, screening and molecular therapeutics by Dr Heiko Wurdak (Jun 2017)
See preliminary programme:

GW Pharmaceuticals Achieves Positive Results in Phase 2 Study in Glioma – Comments by Principal Investigator Professor Susan Short (Feb 2017)

Talk at the annual ‘Glioma Club’ meeting by Dr Lucy Stead on Inspecting Intratumour Heterogeneity in Glioblastoma (Oct 2016).
Meeting report available from:

Yorkshire evening post: Leeds study into viral therapy leading battle against brain cancer (Oct 2016)

Breast Cancer Now project grant for Dr Georgia Mavria, Prof Val Speirs and Dr Mihaela Lorger (Jun 2016)

How removing a protein slows blood vessel growth – Dr Georgia Mavria on angiogenesis in breast cancer brain metastases (Jun 2015)

Scientists discover protein that helps breast cancer access blood supply after spread to brain (Jun 2015)

Yorkshire charities join forces to fund cutting-edge brain tumour study (Dec 2014)

ITV news: Leeds scientists could lead cure for brain tumours (Jul 2014)

How a simple injection could help shrink a brain tumour – Prof Susan Short on Oncolytic viruses (Feb 2014)

BBC news: Virus injection could kill brain tumour cells (Feb 2014)

BBC radio 4: New ideas to treat brain tumours – Susan Short and Ed Jones discuss potential new treatments for brain tumours (Feb 2014)

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