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UK's first brain tumour tissue bank launched in Glasgow

The UK's first brain tumour tissue bank is being launched in Glasgow.

The bank will provide access to samples of brain tumours for anyone conducting research - with the aim of helping scientists find new treatments.

Until now individual universities, hospitals and commercial organisations had their own tissue banks which may or may not have allowed access to others.

Glasgow was chosen as the home for the new bank because it is a leading centre for brain tumour research.

The BBC's Eleanor Bradford spoke to Anita Smith, who raised the money for the project, and Professor Anthony Chalmers, from Glasgow University.

  • 20 Sep 2011
  • From the section Health