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