Jessica is a scientist who works with the Brain Tumour Research team, led by Dr Raelene Endersby and Dr Nick Gottardo, to help find more effective and less damaging treatments for children’s brain tumours. Her work involves testing new drugs in combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy to both increase survival, and also to reduce side effects from radiotherapy by reducing the dose delivered. In particular she works with a type of children’s brain tumour called medulloblastoma. She also has expertise in using MRI imaging to study brain tumours.
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