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.
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.
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.