Children with Cancer UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). We support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of health and disease and to develop new treatments; we want to find improved treatments that will cure even the hardest-to-treat forms of childhood cancer, causing minimal side effects for the child. This research only takes place where there is no alternative available; projects are only funded by us after rigorous assessment that specifically addresses the proposed use of animals.
All AMRC member charities support this principle, as outlined in this statement:
AMRC statement on the use of animals in research
All research carried out in the UK involving animals is tightly regulated by the Home Office.