Brain: Tumours

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th June 2021.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many brain tumour research applications are under consideration by the National Institute for Health Research at the most recent date for which that information is available.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In May 2018 the Government announced £40 million over five years for brain tumour research as part of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Since the announcement of £40 million in May 2018, the NIHR have received 69 brain tumour applications for research funding; 10 of the brain tumour applications have been funded and seven of the brain tumour applications are still under consideration. All applications that are fundable have been funded.

We are relying on researchers to submit high-quality funding proposals and we are working with the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission towards funding workshops for previously unsuccessful researchers to support them in submitting higher quality research applications.

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