The article reports that a new report by a group of MPs in the UK highlights the lack of progress in improving survival rates for children with brain tumours over the past few decades. The report calls for urgent action to prioritise brain tumour research and improve access to innovative treatments. The MPs also call for increased investment in research and for the creation of a national strategy to address the issue. The report has been praised by campaigners and charities, who hope it will lead to much-needed change and improvements in care for children with brain tumours.
The article reports that the UK government has announced a new funding initiative to improve access to clinical trials for children with brain cancer in the NHS. The funding will be used to create a national network of brain tumour centres, which will aim to provide state-of-the-art care and access to innovative treatments for patients with brain cancer. The initiative has been welcomed by campaigners, who have long called for more investment into paediatric brain cancer research and better access to treatments for patients. The hope is that the new funding will lead to improved outcomes and a greater understanding of this devastating disease.