Virus injection could kill brain tumour cells
14 February 2014 Last updated at 14:28 GMT
Injecting brain tumours with a virus could kill cancer cells but leave healthy cells unharmed, researchers suggest.
Scientists at the University of Leeds have been given a £3 million grant to research the method over five years.
Because the treatment is non-toxic, they hope it could be used on elderly patients and children.
Neuro-oncologist Susan Short, who is leading the project, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "We're hoping that before the end of the year we can offer the treatment within clinical studies."