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.