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.

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 2 in the series That Cancer Conversation

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

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An unexpected find: clues about the genetics of children’s cancer found in the placenta

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.

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Meet the teams tackling 5 challenges in children’s and young people’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.

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New drug targeting high-risk children’s cancer is ready for trials

A new drug that has passed safety tests in adults is likely to be effective against the aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

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Science Surgery: ‘How are children’s cancers different from adults’ cancers?’

This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series Science Surgery

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.

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More diversity is needed in patient information and campaigns

We spoke to Siobhan, Nikki and Jessica about their experiences of childhood cancer.

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Children and young people with cancer who have relapsed can get rapid access to new treatments, thanks to new Cancer Research UK trial

Children and young people in the UK with cancers that have come back can now access new personalised treatments quicker than ever before.

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