Together we will beat cancer


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.

Childhood cancer survivors at greater risk of ill health

People who survive cancer in childhood have a higher risk of ill health as they grow older, according to new research published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe.

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Sustainability a major focus of our 17th year partnering with TK Maxx

In 2004, we joined forces with TK Maxx to raise awareness and funds for children’s and young people’s cancers. Since…

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Black in Cancer – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series That Cancer Conversation

From groundbreaking rare cancer research to ending up on Forbes 30 under 30, we chat to Sigourney Bell about her work in the lab and her global organisation, Black in Cancer.

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Delivering the future of paediatric brain tumour therapy

Dr Lisa Ruff tells us why drug delivery is so important for the treatment of paediatric brain tumours – and why hydrogels could be key to a breakthrough…

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Cancer in children and young people: how far we’ve come

Since the 1970s, 30,000 deaths have been avoided thanks in part to the progress we’ve made in diagnosing and treating children’s and young people’s cancers.

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A winding journey into the world of children’s and young people’s cancer research

We hear from two Cancer Research UK scientists, Ashley Nicholls and Jessica Taylor, about their interesting career changes.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 10: “I didn’t see my mum before I went into surgery”

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we caught up with families who have been affected by children’s and young people’s cancers to find out how COVID-19 has impacted them and their loved ones.

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Thinking outside the box to tackle an aggressive children’s cancer

How our partnership with Children with Cancer UK is helping to transform our understanding of children’s and young people’s cancers.

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Genetic discovery could guide treatment for aggressive childhood cancer

A study led by The Institute of Cancer Research, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, finds genetic changes in children with rare cancer could help tailor treatment.

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‘Will cancer make me infertile?’ – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series That Cancer Conversation

For the first episode of our new podcast, we explore cancer and infertility.

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