The incidence of childhood cancer increased through the second half of the 20th century and continues to increase today.
We are currently funding more than 50 research projects at centres of excellence around the UK. These projects are investigating a broad range of childhood cancer, helping us to better understand these diseases and to find more effective, less toxic ways of treating them.
Take a look through the pages below to find out more about the research funded by Children with Cancer UK.
Children with Cancer UK is one of the UK’s leading funders of research into childhood cancer.
We fund a broad variety of research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer and improving the outlook for young patients.
Through our regular conferences and workshops, we bring together stakeholders in childhood cancer treatment and research to exchange knowledge and ideas.
We aim to provide a forum for clinicians, scientists and other stakeholders to discuss and debate key themes, share knowledge and develop new collaborations.
Our Scientific Advisory Panel
The members of our Scientific Advisory Panel freely give their time and expertise to drive forward research in our fight against childhood cancer. The Panel meets at least four times a year to assess research grant applications, discuss developments in the field and take forward new initiatives.
Research into childhood cancer is a broad field and we aim to reflect the diversity of the field amongst the membership of our Panel. Tenure on the Panel is for three years; this may be extended for a further period of up to three years by mutual agreement. At the end of the tenure period, a Panel member will be invited to become a Scientific Advisor.
When 11 year old Frankie Biggs passed away from osteosarcoma, his family asked Children with Cancer UK and the Bone Cancer Research Trust to do something about this brutal disease.
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 (February 4th), Children with Cancer UK and the Bone Cancer Research Trust announced their new partnership in Frankie’s memory to advance research into osteosarcoma.
To make best progress in the fight against childhood cancer, we believe it is vital to work in partnership with others working in the same field.
We greatly value our collaborations with the following organisations.