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

Childrens Cancer

Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock.

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to new research.

Infection theory could explain cause of common childhood leukaemia, says scientist

A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.

10-year old cancer survivor and aspiring figure skater Georgia shows how far she's come on Natural History Museum ice rink

Former Dancing on Ice star Frankie Seaman joined Georgia on the ice to launch the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards, in partnership with TK Maxx.

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.

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