The Gilbertson Lab CRUK

Can I Pick Your Brain?

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Established in 2007, the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute was the first major new cancer research centre in the UK for over 50 years.

Our goal is to combine world-leading basic cancer biology with key technologies to bear on practical questions of cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

The principal aim of the research at the Gilbertson Lab is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of patients with cancer through an improved understanding of tumour biology. With a particular focus on children’s brain tumours, we are working to understand the cellular and molecular origins of cancers and the pathways that drive them.