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Children with Cancer UK announces £1.5m Precision Medicine funding

Mark Hooley 27 March 2017
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Press release: 27th March 2017
Children with Cancer UK announces £1.5m Precision Medicine funding for targeted, less toxic cancer treatments.

Ground-breaking funding to develop UK’s new programme for young cancer patients  Children with Cancer UK, the leading national charity dedicated to research into cancer in children and young people, is providing £1.5m funding to advance Precision Medicine in the UK, and make this field of treatment a reality for children and young adults diagnosed with cancer. Not generally available on the NHS, the ambition is to get Precision Medicine off the ground in the UK so it can be adopted nationally, availa...
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Cancer cases in children and young people up 40% in past 16 years

Isabelle Gore 05 September 2016
Child and young people malignant cancers table
Press release - 5th September 2016
4,000 children and young people develop cancer every year in the UK, and cancer is the leading cause of death in children aged 1-14 years in the UK. 1300 more cancer cases a year* in children and young people (0 – 24 years) compared to 1998 at an extra cost of £130m per year to the NHS.

Every day in the UK, 10 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer.

Children with Cancer UK hosts an international scientific conference, showcasing state-of-the-art translational science in childhood cancer – London  5th-7th September.

The reasons for this increase are unclear, but the number of chil...
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Press release: Causes of childhood leukaemia remain elusive

Tom Holt 31 October 2014
cells under the mircroscope
Research published today in the Journal of Radiological Protection does not dispel the potential link between the “corona-ion hypothesis” and childhood leukaemia. Little is known about why children develop cancer and researchers continue to look for potential causes, one such being the corona ion hypothesis which is relevant to children with a birth address close to high voltage overhead powerlines. Around 3,600 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Leukaemia is the most common form of cancer in children accounting for a third of all cases in those under the age of fifteen. High voltage overhead powerline... Read More

Olympic gold medalist supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Isabelle Gore 12 September 2014
Sir Matthew Pinsent with children holding gold medals
Four times Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at a golden themed tea

LONDON: Four times Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent met children who suffered from cancer this week, at a golden themed tea, arranged by charity Children with Cancer UK, in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM).  The gold ribbon is the symbol of CCAM worldwide. 

The event, which took place at the award-winning luxury hotel One Aldwych in central London, featured golden eggs, blueberry brioche and playful flavoured candy floss, inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Sir Matthew Pinsent showed ...
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One Aldwych ‘goes gold’

Liz Brown 01 September 2014
One Aldwych gold entrance for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
One Aldwych ‘goes gold’ to launch Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in support of Children with Cancer UK

LONDON: Award-winning luxury hotel One Aldwych (www.onealdwych.com) will be illuminated in gold lights for the first time on Monday 1st September to launch Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM), which also marks the launch of Children with Cancer UK’s gold ribbon, the symbol of CCAM worldwide. 

The hotel, which is situated in the heart of London, will also display a towering gold floral display in the Lobby Bar for the launch. The hotel has been supporting leading children’s charity Children with Cancer UK for the past two years and ha...
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£600,000 donation for UK's first in-theatre intraoperative brain scanner

Isabelle Gore 24 June 2014
University of Nottingham logo
An appeal to raise funds for the UK’s first in-theatre intraoperative MRI scanner - which will allow Nottingham surgeons to take detailed scans of a patient’s brain while on the operating table - has reached a major milestone.

The £1.6 million project appeal to establish the PoleStar unit, being led by The University of Nottingham, has now reached £1,150,000 thanks to a £600,000 donation from the leading national charity Children with Cancer UK.

In addition to benefitting patients, the scanner will be used by academics at the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) in vital research into improving outcomes for people su...
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Press release: childhood cancer scientists abseil to raise vital funds

liz brown 28 February 2014
Spinnaker Tower
 Local childhood cancer scientists abseil down the Spinnaker Tower to raise vital funds

A team of eight local scientists will abseil down the Spinnaker Tower this weekend in aid of Children with Cancer UK, one of the charities that fund their research.

The team is based at the University of Portsmouth, headed up by Professor Geoff Pilkington and are due to complete the abseil alongside 21-year-old leukaemia survivor, Charlotte Hutchinson from Surrey.

The scientists are Katie Stephenson, Kathleen Keatley, Mikaella Vouri, Cara Volvona, Emily Pinkstone, Helen Filmore, Rebecca Mather and Sophie Briggs.

Children with Cancer UK awarded Prof...
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Press release: brain tumours targeted in £4 million research programme

liz brown 14 February 2014
Research in the lab
Newcastle scientists target children’s brain tumours in £4 million research programme

Study hopes to save lives by developing new treatments.

SCIENTISTS in Newcastle are at the forefront of a groundbreaking research project aimed at beating childhood brain tumours.

The £4 million study will explore new ways to treat some of the deadliest brain tumours affecting children.

The Newcastle University team, based at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, will use cutting-edge screening techniques to identify critical genetic and biochemical features of aggressive brain tumours in young patients.

By matching their laboratory findings to th...
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Press release: new power line study on link with childhood leukaemia

liz brown 07 February 2014
a pylon very close to a house
Press release: Overhead power line study does not overturn existing link with childhood leukaemia
Press release: embargoed until 00.01 hrs Friday 7th February 2014

Children with Cancer UK notes the publication of the Bunch et al paper in the British Journal of Cancer today [i] and its further exploration of the association between residential proximity to high voltage overhead power lines and childhood leukaemia risk.

Researchers at the Childhood Cancer Research Group in Oxford extended their previous study of childhood leukaemia and proximity to power lines by including more recent data, cases and controls from Scotland, by considering 132...
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Press release: Newton-Jones swaps high fashion for the high seas

Isabelle Gore 25 November 2013
The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust logo
Monday 25th November 2013: for immediate release

One of the best-known figures in fashion retail Mark Newton-Jones is swapping the glamorous world of fashion for life on the ocean wave to support two children’s charities.

On 25th November, former Shop Direct Group chief executive Mark set sail across the Atlantic in the ARC 2013, the world’s largest ocean race, against 40 other yachts. Newton-Jones and his fellow crew of 10 novices are aiming to cover the 2,800 nautical miles in approximately 17 days and nights – weather permitting. After only three days of getting to know his shipmates, Mark and his team departed from Gran Canaria.

The in...
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