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World Cancer Day 2018

February 4 is World Cancer Day, when the world comes together to raise awareness and take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals and families.

At Children with Cancer UK, we actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their families together. On World Cancer Day, this is no different: our focus is to liberate visionary researchers and accelerate breakthroughs.

We know how important it is to bring together leading researchers from around the world. Through our Childhood and TYA Cancer Conferences we explore the latest state-of-the-art science being (and to be) used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children and young people.

How You Can Get Involved

We rely entirely on public donations and without your support, we wouldn’t be able to invest in that high-quality research that really matters which would otherwise go unfunded. Cancer doesn’t care about children, but we do.

Help us make a difference this World Cancer Day.

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A Day in the Life of Laraib

10-year-old Laraib, from Birmingham was diagnosed with a rare form of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: ABl2. She is the only child in the UK with this rare disease. This World Cancer Day, watch brave Laraib talk us through her new life.

Laraib's New Life

“My name is Laraib and I’m ten years old. I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with an ABl2 translocation in February 2017. I have been told I am the only person in the country with this type of cancer.”

Laraib's Beads of Courage

“These are my beads of courage, and this is what each bead means.”

Little Translators Explain Our Cancer Research

Phoebe & Alice Help Us Understand New MRI Techniques

Phoebe and her friend Alice help explain Dr Patrick Hales’ research. Phoebe is a childhood cancer survivor. Dr Hales is researching new scanning techniques to improve brain cancer diagnosis and monitoring of childhood cancer.

World Cancer Day 2017

Cliff O'Gorman Speaks About World Cancer Day

We asked our supporters to send in questions about the charity to Cliff O’Gorman, CEO of Children with Cancer UK. We have made a special video for World Cancer Day.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Learn about ALL

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common form of childhood leukaemia.
There are up to 400 new ...

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Understanding the complex genetic changes that lead to childhood leukaemia

Research we're funding - Professor Tariq Enver

The cure rates for leukaemia have increased over the past 20 years, but there's still much to do

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