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International Conference 12-14 September, London.

A ground-breaking meeting presenting what is known about the causes of child cancer. See early-bird ticket details.

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Every day more than

10 children and young people

are diagnosed with cancer in the UK

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8 out of 10

young childhood cancer patients can be successfully treated due to research we helped fund

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We need to develop

safer, kinder & more effective

cancer therapies for children with fewer toxic side effects

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Out of every £100 spent on cancer research in the UK,

only £3

is spent on research into childhood cancer

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So what do we do?


We fund research

We fund life-saving research to improve our understanding of childhood cancer and to find safer, more effective treatments for all young patients.

Learn about our projects
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We raise awareness

We campaign and raise awareness of childhood cancer, to protect more children and give more young cancer patients a brighter future.

Read about our awareness campaigns

We help families

As a children's cancer charity, we fund welfare projects to help children and families in their fight against childhood cancer.

Find out how we help

Why research is important

Childhood cancers are different to adult cancers and need their own research. Although they have names that say they’re a cancer, the vast majority of them are unique to childhood.

Cancer is still the most common medical cause of death in children and young people – claiming over 500 young lives each year.

As a children’s cancer charity, at Children with Cancer UK we want to find safer, more effective treatments for all young patients.

View our research projects

You're not alone

Our History

Everything started with a promise

The O’Gorman family was shattered when brother and sister, Paul and Jean, fell victim to cancer within nine months of each other. 14-year-old Paul died in February 1987, only nine weeks after his initial diagnosis of leukaemia in 1986. Before Paul died he asked his parents, Eddie and Marion O’Gorman to help other children with leukaemia. His sister Jean, in defiance of her cancer, had started to raise funds for children with leukaemia in her brother’s memory. She died just nine months later that November.

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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Don't miss your chance to ride 100 miles this July, hours before the world's top cyclists race the route

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A brilliant way to support our life-saving work

Linda's Lottery

Help save young lives and enter Linda's lottery

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Social Event - Opera at Syon

Join us for wonderful operatic entertainment at Syon Park this June

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Coming soon... a new look for Children with Cancer UK

Our vision is a world where no child dies of cancer.

At Children with Cancer UK, we raise and invest money for vital specialist research to help save the life of every child with cancer, and keep their family together.

To help us liberate more visionary researchers and accelerate breakthroughs in childhood cancers to save more lives, Children with Cancer UK has developed a new look. Our new logo features a child ringing the end of treatment bell - the key moment that we are all working towards.

We need to reach even more people to raise more funds, so we can invest in more research and welfare projects to help keep more families together.

Please get in touch to find out how you can help more children with cancer ring their end of treatment bell.

We look forward to introducing you to our new brand over the coming weeks.

The very best wishes,
The Children with Cancer UK Team