Children develop different types of cancers than adults, with around 1,900 children under the age of 14 diagnosed each year. The most common types of childhood cancer are acute leukaemia and cancers of the brain and spinal cord. Thanks to research into new treatments, 8 in 10 children diagnosed with cancer will live for at least five years.
For the first episode of our new podcast, we explore cancer and infertility.
Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have discovered that that genetic structure of the placenta contains many of the same genetic mutations found in children’s cancers.
Joining forces with Children with Cancer UK, we’re proud to be co-funding the Cancer Research UK–Children with Cancer UK Innovation Awards.
A new drug that has passed safety tests in adults is likely to be effective against the aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
Understanding why children get cancer is a huge task and extremely complex. In our latest Science Surgery, we spoke with Dr Francis Mussai about the differences between children and adult’s cancers.
We spoke to Siobhan, Nikki and Jessica about their experiences of childhood cancer.
Children and young people in the UK with cancers that have come back can now access new personalised treatments quicker than ever before.
We spoke to Professor Lou Chesler and Dr Lynley Marshall about the innovative studies that are aiming to make children’s cancer treatment more tailored.
As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we spoke to 3 grandparents about their experience of having a grandchild with cancer.
New clinical trial results show that adding rituximab to standard chemotherapy could improve survival for some children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.