15th February 2019 is International Childhood Cancer Day, a global campaign marked by childhood cancer charities and organisations to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the impact of cancer on young people and their families.

On this day we are sharing some of our patient stories then and now images, that show their journey as a childhood cancer patient and as a childhood cancer survivor.

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Then and Now

LukeTo mark International Childhood Cancer Day 2019, we’re sharing some of our inspiring stories on social media from our heroic patient families, featuring their then and now images to illustrate each child’s cancer journey.

Every day 12 children and young people get the news they have cancer, that’s 4500 children every year in the UK.

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Scientific Conference

Research presentationEvery year we host our International Science Conference ‘Cancer in Children and Young People International Scientific and Medical Conference. The 2018 Scientific Conference was held at Church House, Westminster, London. The conference brought together scientists from across the world with their main focus on the causes, treatment and prevention of childhood and young person cancer.

Scientific Conference 2018   

Little Translators Explain Our Cancer Research

Hero Patients and Doctors Share their Cancer Stories and Research

Professor David Walker

Professor Walker talks about treatment

Professor David Walker talks about how childhood cancer is different to adult cancers and why it’s so important to fund research into childhood cancer.

Charlotte showing her London Marathon medal

Charlotte talks about how she coped

Charlotte talks about how cancer affected her when she was 13 and how she kept a very positive attitude. Charlotte has since gone on to run the London Marathon for us.

Darren Hargrave on Precision Medicine In Childhood Cancer

Dr Hargrave speaks about precision medicine

Dr Darren Hargrave discusses precision medicine and the impact it could have on the treatment of childhood cancer.


Elliott speaks about his cancer journey

Elliott has faced cancer three times and is still only 19. Elliott talks about how he copes with treatment and his positive relationship with those in charge of his care.

Pam, Charlotte's mum

Pam talks from a mother's perspective

Charlotte’s mum Pam talks about the impact a childhood cancer diagnosis can have on a parent and how the family coped.