Amy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer aged 20. She had surgery and took part in the HiLo clinical trial. In 2009, she got the all-clear and is now a doctor and married to the man of her dreams.
Our research on cancers in teenagers and young adults
This group includes young people aged 15 to 24 who are affected by cancer.
Survival is improving for some – but not all – types of teenage and young adult cancers. To help improve our understanding of cancer in young people and develop better, kinder treatments, we are funding high-quality laboratory research and clinical trials.
Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is a campaign with an ongoing mission to raise money for research into cancer in children, teens and young adults.
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The LuDO Trial
In 2014 we launched the LuDO clinical trial which is testing a new type of radiotherapy for children and teenagers with advanced neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that’s hard to treat.
Our strategy to beat cancer sooner
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.
Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is a campaign with an ongoing mission to raise money for research into cancer into children, teens and young adults.