Mia was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was just five years old. Since then, she has completely lost her eyesight and in the last year alone, she has had ten brain surgeries to try to keep the tumour under control. Watch the video to hear more of Mia's story and learn about the research we're funding with SUCCESS charity to help.
Owen helps us to understand what brain tumours are with Prof David Walker. Owen is a childhood cancer survivor. Prof David Walker is a Paediatric Neuro-Oncologist funded by Children with Cancer UK, and is researching into new ways to deliver anti-cancer drugs to brain tumours, and save the lives of more children.
This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Isaac and Noah help us to understand what childhood cancer is with Dr Owen Williams. Isaac is a childhood cancer survivor. Dr Owen Williams is a researcher funded by Children with Cancer UK with an outstanding track record in childhood leukaemia research, having helped develop new ways to investigate the disease, and working on inspirational new therapies that can be fast-tracked into the clinic.
Esme and her sister Honor help explain Dr Karin Straathof's research. Esme is a childhood cancer survivor. Dr Straathoff is researching a totally new way to treat neuroblastoma - a childhood cancer that can’t be cured with current treatments.
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.
Little Translators Sam and Ross help to explain Dr Kathleen Birley's research. Immunotherapy is becoming an increasingly important tool in the treatment of cancer, and some early success has been achieved in certain childhood cancers.