Alison Phelan died from a brain tumour aged seven, in 2001
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Portsmouth University brain tumour research laboratory opens

The first of seven dedicated centres of excellence into brain tumour research has opened at Portsmouth University.

It has been named after Alison Phelan, who died from a brain tumour, aged seven, in 2001.

Her mother and older brother opened the Portsmouth centre on behalf of The Ali's Dream charity.

It aims to raise £1m a year to support researchers in working to discover new treatments and a cure.

  • 01 Nov 2012