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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Childrens Cancer

News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

Children share their experiences of cancer to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens meet four inspirational children who shared the harsh reality of being diagnosed with the disease.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children's cancers.

US scientists share research of children’s cancers to accelerate progress

Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed and shared new mouse models of 12 children’s cancers that could be used to test new drugs.

“What’s happening to make treatments better and less horrible?”– Alyssa’s story

When she was four, Alyssa was diagnosed with cancer. Here, she and her mom Angela tell her story.

Testing a new immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastoma

A researcher explains an early stage clinical trial testing the potential of a new type of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma.

Collection of celebrity short stories raises money for research into children’s cancers

To coincide with World Book Day, 2 March 2017, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is launching a collection of short stories and poems written by celebrities.

Children’s cancer survival continues to increase

Children diagnosed with cancer in England are now more likely to survive for at least 5 years compared to 25 years ago.

Engineered immune cell treatment for childhood leukaemia may be a step closer

An immunotherapy treatment using genetically engineered cells has been used to successfully treat two infants with an aggressive kind of leukaemia.

Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

Meet our new leaders, who are spearheading research to tackle some of the biggest questions we need to answer to help more people survive cancer.

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