A combined programme of research and use of state-of-art clinical equipment brings together the skills of clinicians and scientists in the Division of Neuroscience at Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre at Charing Cross Hospital.
Through our links with Imperial College, we are involved in teaching medical and science students, various aspects of brain tumour research.
New research projects
The Board of Trustees reviews grant applications on a quarterly basis: if you would like to apply for grant funding, download the grant application form here. Grant applications are welcome from any institution/organisation working in this research area. All applications are reviewed by an external panel of expert peer reviewers (panel members are selected for their expertise in the specific field of research under review; however, where a member of the external expert review panel holds a post at the same organisation as an applicant they do not take part in the decision making process.)
Research under way and funded by BTRC
|April 2012||Phase II of the John Fulcher Molecular Laboratory, including a Post-doctoral Fellow and Research Technician to conduct the project “Dissecting the metabolic pathways of Gliomas to identify new therapeutic strategies”||£354,216.84|
|April 2012||Appointment of a research technician to conduct the project “Therapy using novel bacteriophage nanoparticles and ADI-PEG20 to target angiogenic blood vessels and tumour cells of primary human glioma”||£66.495.21|
|February 2012||Appointment of the George Pickard Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery/Oncology (kindly sponsored by the George Pickard Foundation and co-funded by brainstrust – the Meg Jones Charity)||£140,000|
|November 2011||Matched funding for expansion of laboratory facilities, combining the John Fulcher Research lab and Imperial College Healthcare Tissue Bank||£60,000|
|July 2011||Appointment of the Corrado Grassini Fellowship PhD student to conduct a collaborative project with Umea University in Sweden, on Metabolomics in Brain Tumours(kindly sponsored by donations from friends and family of the late Corrado Grassini)||£75,000|
|August 2010||1-year Extension of contract for Post-doctoral fellow and laboratory space||£57,000.00|
|August 2010||Appointment of a Research technician||£36,228.00|
|March 2009-Feb 2010||Purchase of additional laboratory equipment and consumables||£58,000.00|
|October 2008||Creation at Charing Cross Hospital of the John Fulcher Molecular Neuro-Oncology Laboratory for Genetic and Epigenetic Characterisation of High grade Glioma, and appointment of a Post-doctoral Fellow to lead the Research Programme||£155,000.00|
|March 2008||Appointment of a Research Technician||£31,000.00|
|July 2007||Appointment of a Post-doctoral fellow to lead the project: “Determination of the Metabonomic Profile in Supratentorial Low Grade and Anaplastic Astrocytomas”||£60,000.00|
|March-Sept 2006||Creation of 2 PhD posts to undertake a joint research project “To Define the Microglial Transcriptomic Profile in Gliomas”||£80,000.00|
|September 2005||Creation of a Brain Tumour Registry in the Neuropathology Unit at Charing Cross Hospital and appointment of a non-clinical research fellow or nurse||£30,000.00|
|July 2005||Expression of Stem Cell Factor and its receptor (kit) in conventional and atypical meningiomas study||£15,000.00|
|July 2004||Support of an election medical studentship at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota||£2,000.00|
|July 2003||The establishment of a Tumour Tissue Bank to collect data for research at Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust||£20,000.00|
Inauguration of The John Fulcher Molecular Neuro-oncology Laboratory
Members of the management team from Imperial College, researchers, patients and major donors to BTRC gathered together at Charing Cross Hospital on Friday July 3rd, 2009 to celebrate the launch of the John Fulcher Molecular Neuro-oncology Laboratory.