The treatment for bone and soft tissue tumours leaves many children disabled to some degree. We need to understand how these children manage after treatment in order that families get the necessary support to help their child return to ‘normal’ life. The team in Newcastle is working on two devices that can be used to measure children’s physical activity and function. Our funding will enable them to pilot the use of these devices in survivors of these childhood tumours.
This research project on bone and soft tissue tumours has been successfully completed. Your donations allow us to fund ground-breaking research that can improve treatments given to children with cancer. Thank you. Your help allows us to continue to find ways to drive up the chances of survival for children with cancer and reduce the toxic side effects that can affect the rest of their lives.
Assessment of physical function in survivors of childhood bone and soft tissue tumours
Mr Craig Gerrand
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN
17 June 2013