Clinical research on brain & CNS cancer

What is Brain/CNS Cancer?

Over 4,000 people are diagnosed with new cases of brain or central nervous system (CNS) cancer every year in the UK. Glioblastomas are the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour in adults. Research at the Cambridge Cancer Centre is focused on understanding the different types of brain tumours that develop in both adults and children, finding the most effective ways of diagnosing brain tumours as early as possible, developing new treatments, and monitoring how tumours are responding to treatment.

Current open trials in Cambridge

The table below lists the current open trials for brain and CNS cancer coordinated by the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre. If you would like further information about how to take part in any of the clinical trials listed here, please talk to your cancer specialist as patients usually need to be referred by their doctor


Titlesort ascending Trial description Contact name Trial end date Trial start date
SPRING Seizure prophylaxis in Glioma Mr Stephen Price 31 May 2023 11 Dec 2019
ROAM Radiation versus observation following surgical resection of atypical meningioma: A randomised controlled trial Dr Sarah Jefferies 30 Apr 2025 17 Nov 2016
DIG (Diffusion imaging in gliomas) Quantitative diffusion imaging for early treatment response and progression evaluation in adult high grade gliomas; a multicentre study Dr Tomasz Matys 31 Dec 2022 13 Jul 2018