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This page contains information about funding streams and events relevant to childhood cancer research.

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Childhood Cancer 2016

5th - 7th September 2016, London

We are pleased to invite you to join us for Childhood Cancer 2016, an international conference showcasing state-of-the-art translational science in childhood cancer.

Chaired by Dr Nick Goulden, the conference will address three themes over three days: precision medicine, immunotherapy and causation. Combining an outstanding line-up of plenary speakers with free communication and panel debates, the event will provide an excellent forum for clinicians and scientists from different disciplines to exchange knowledge and ideas.

Visit the Childhood Cancer 2016 website

The Future of Cancer Research and the Cancer Drugs Fund

22nd September 2016, London

Inside government would like to invite you to their upcoming Future of Cancer Research policy forum, which provides an essential opportunity for attendees to analyse best practice examples involved in the processes taking cancer drugs from discovery to clinical trials and the wider implications for the future of cancer research in the UK. Join NHS England and NICE to hear from those at the forefront of implementing and administering the new cancer drugs fund.
There is a 15% discount for a limited time: contact Daniel Evans on 0203 770 6621 / email Daniel Evans

Visit the Inside Government website


Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC)

GOSHCC’s mission is to enhance Great Ormond Street Hospital’s ability to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people, giving them the best chance to fulfil their potential. Their research strategy puts the child, and the adult they will become, at the centre – focusing to deliver stratified medicine for children with rare and complex conditions.

Find out more: GOSHCC funding call

Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research focuses on child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people. The charity supports a broad spectrum of research within child health with the objective of: preventing disease and disability; and alleviating physical disability. Their emphasis is on clinical research or research at the interface between clinical and basic science.

Find out more: Action Medical Research funding opportunities


Bloodwise funds research into leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related conditions. Their portfolio includes long- and short-term funding of laboratory-based research, career development awards and clinical trials.
(Formally Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research).

Find out more: Bloodwise funding opportunities

Bone Cancer Research Trust

The Bone Cancer Research Trust funds research into primary bone cancers, particularly osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. They are interested in any research that can improve outcomes for patients. They have a number of different award schemes including small grants, pump-priming grants, project grants and research fellowships.

Find out more: Bone Cancer Research Trust - how to apply for a grant

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity funds adult and paediatric research across tumour types and issues open calls for applications for its project grants, programme grants and clinical trials.

Find out more: The Brain Tumour Charity funding opportunities

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK funds research that has the potential to improve survival for people with cancer. They offer several different types of funding schemes covering a range of research areas as well as career stages.

Find out more: Cancer Research UK funding opportunities

Neuroblastoma UK

Neuroblastoma UK funds UK or ROI-led research that will benefit children with neuroblastoma. They run a grant round every two years. The deadline for their 2016 call has now passed.
(Formally The Neuroblastoma Society).

Find out more: Neuroblastoma UK funding opportunities

Sarcoma UK

Sarcoma UK funds research into all types of sarcoma. They support projects in basic, translational and clinical research.

Find out more: Sarcoma UK project funding


SPARKS fund medical research which advances clinical understanding and treatment of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. They support research that is likely to have clear clinical application in the near future.

Find out more: SPARKS funding opportunities 

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