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Manchester Biomedical Research Centre scientists make breakthrough in fight against cancer


Scientists from Manchester Biomedical Research Centre at St Mary's Hospital and The University of Manchester have identified a new gene responsible for causing spinal meningioma.

Meningiomas are the most common form of tumour affecting the brain and spine.

Usually meningiomas can be removed by surgery - but people can sometimes develop more than one or many members of the same family can be affected.

A team led by Dr Miriam Smith, Professor Gareth Evans and Dr Bill Newman worked with families with a history of meningiomas affecting the spinal cord.

The full story on the Manchester Evening News website can be found here.