For researchers

Children with Cancer UK is one of the UK’s leading funders of research into childhood cancer.

We fund a broad variety of research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer and improving the outlook for young patients.

We have three main research aims:

  1. We want to understand more about why children develop cancer, to find explanations for the increasing risk and to establish whether prevention is a possibility.

  2. We want to drive forward the development of novel approaches to diagnosis, identification of markers of likely outcome and improved treatments for childhood cancer in order to tackle those forms which still elude successful treatment and to minimise the risk of adverse, treatment-related effects.

  3. We want to understand more about the long-term risks faced by childhood cancer survivors.

Childhood Cancer 2017

Our conference will take place on the 18th and 19th of September. Visit the
conference website to find out more.
Professor David Walker

Drug delivery in brain tumours

Find out about our two-day workshop, held in February 2016.
Dr Patrick Hale presenting slides

Our latest blog

We took corporate supporters Coral to visit some of our grant-holders at the UCL Institute of Child Health.

Research notice board

Access information on other research funding sources and relevant conferences and events.
researcher in lab

Funding opportunities

Find out about current and forthcoming opportunities to apply for funding.
Brain Tumour Initiative graphic

Brain Tumour Initiative

Driving progress in childhood brain tumour research - £3 million awarded to eight projects.

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Where your money goes

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