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Cancer Research UK launches trial of new drug to treat acute childhood leukaemia

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office has opened the first trial of a new type of leukaemia drug.

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Cancer children’s courage earns Star Status

The courage of British children whoїve encountered cancer is to be recognised with a unique award backed by celebrities including Leona Lewis, the Jonas Brothers and athletics phenomenon Usain Bolt.

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UK scientists develop safer bone marrow transplant technique

Scientists have developed a new bone marrow transplant technique that only requires a small dose of chemotherapy and may therefore make treatment safer and less distressing for children with genetic defects in their immune system (primary immunodeficiencies or PID).

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Public backs new plans to protect children from tobacco

New research shows that 70 per cent of adults in the UK back proposals to protect children from tobacco by putting it out of sight in shops and 76 per cent support abolishing cigarette vending machines according to Cancer Research UK today (Wednesday) – on the second anniversary of the smoking ban in England.

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Detailed diagnosis boosts child cancer survival

More accurate disease classification now means some young children with neuroblastoma will have less intensive treatment with better survival, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology*.

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Molecular test for cancer relapse in UK children

A molecular marker used in America to predict whether children with a form of kidney cancer, called Wilms’ tumour, are more likely to relapse than other children, could be useful for UK patients. The study is published in the European Journal of Cancer* today (Wednesday).

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UK survival for children’s bone cancer lowest in Western Europe

Survival for childhood bone cancer is slightly lower in the UK than in any other Western European country, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer* today (Wednesday).

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Overweight children may inherit faster eating behaviour

OVERWEIGHT children may inherit faster eating behaviour according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition today.

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Keep tobacco out of sight of children, say Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has sent an urgent plea to the Government today – calling for politicians to protect children and young people from tobacco advertising – to stop tobacco taking even more lives, today.

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Cancer Research UK launches campaign to protect children from tobacco

Cancer Research UK has launched a campaign to protect children from the dangers of tobacco.

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