Our vision is a world where every child survives cancer.
Our mission is to improve survival rates across all types of childhood cancer and support children and their families to live better with and after treatment.

We fund research

We currently fund more than 60 research projects at centres of excellence around the UK. These projects are investigating a broad range of childhood cancers – helping us to better understand these diseases and to find more effective, less toxic ways of treating them.

Through our investment in research, we are taking forward our understanding of childhood cancer, to give new insights into ways of treating young patients with even the most difficult forms of cancer. We are working to drive up the survival rate still further by developing more effective curative therapies with fewer toxic side effects.

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We raise awareness

By raising awareness of childhood cancer, we can protect more children and improve the lives of young cancer patients – today and for future generations.

We share stories from families affected by childhood cancer, we also have guest blogs written by parents to help families and children affected by childhood cancer. We welcome guest bloggers and researchers to share their experiences, so we can provide comfort and support to parents and families.

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We help families

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a frightening experience for the whole family. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for several years.

At Children with Cancer UK, we fund innovative welfare projects to provide better care and practical support for young cancer patients and their families.

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Why research is important...

One of the greatest medical success stories of the last century is the amazing growth in the survival from childhood cancer. Fifty years ago, only a quarter of children diagnosed with cancer survived. Today, 82% of children survive cancer for 5 years or more in Great Britain. But, cancer still claims the lives of children every year, around 236 in the UK. And unfortunately the children who survive may be left with serious problems as a result of the intensive treatments.

84% young adults survive cancer for 5 years or more in England and Wales, however 270 young adults die from cancer in the UK each year.

With your help we’re working to drive up the survival rate and to develop more effective, less toxic treatments.

Find out about our research