4th February is World Cancer Day, when the world comes together to raise awareness and to take action to reduce the devastating impact that cancer has.
On Thursday 31st January 2019 Children with Cancer UK and The Bone Cancer Research Trust came together to hold the first ever International Osteosarcoma Research Symposium. On World Cancer Day 4th February, both charities announced a new partnership in Frankie’s memory to progress research into osteosarcoma and improve outcomes for patients.
At Children with Cancer UK, we raise money to improve survival rates and the quality of survival in young cancer patients. And we are searching for ways to prevent cancer in the future. On World Cancer Day, we want to share this vision with you.
Today, 12 families in the UK will be given the devastating news that their child has cancer. To mark 2019’s World Cancer Day on 4th February, we hope to raise awareness by shining a spotlight on this concerning statistic. Will you consider donating £12 to support young cancer patients and to keep their families together.
Children with Cancer UK funds visionary research to ensure that, one day, every child will survive their diagnosis and get to ring the end of treatment bell. By donating £12 this World Cancer Day, you can support families across the country by to helping fund kinder and more effective cancer treatments.
LIian’s son, Blake was three years old when he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – a brain tumour. Please support our 2019 World Cancer Day campaign and donate £12 or more for the 12 children diagnosed with cancer today.
Claire’s son, Luke was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a very rare cancer when he was just six months old. Please support our 2019 World Cancer Day campaign and donate £12 or more for the 12 children diagnosed with cancer today.
Osteosarcoma is a long way behind other cancers in terms of new treatments and improvement in survival due to a lack of research investment.
The International Osteosarcoma Research Symposium 2019, hosted by Children with Cancer UK and the Bone Cancer Research Trust, brought together researchers from across the globe to identify research progress, challenges that need to be overcome and opportunities to move research forward.
This year Children with Cancer UK will be committing £500,000 to osteosarcoma research. The Bone Cancer Research Trust launched a £450,000, UK-wide observational clinical trial for all ages.
For World Cancer Day 2018 we spent time with 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. Watch brave Laraib talk us through her 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.”
“These are my beads of courage, and this is what each bead means.”
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.
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.