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.
A newly merged biobank will be UK’s leading biomedical research resource dedicated to storing samples and data of cancers in children and young people – we explore its potential impact…
We spoke to Dr Debbie Hicks about what is being done to understand and minimise the impact of long-term side effects for children and young people with medulloblastoma.
In 1930, it was discovered that children with Down syndrome are at a greater risk of developing certain types of leukaemia, but much of our understanding of this link remains a mystery.
Today, Cancer Grand Challenges announced four new teams that have each received £20 million in funding to take on the biggest challenges in cancer research
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.
In 2004, we joined forces with TK Maxx to raise awareness and funds for children’s and young people’s cancers. Since…
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…
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.
We hear from two Cancer Research UK scientists, Ashley Nicholls and Jessica Taylor, about their interesting career changes.