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

Childrens Cancer

Nutcracker Christmas dream comes true for young cancer survivor

11-year-old cancer survivor and aspiring ballerina, Charlie, had her dream come true when she danced with the ballerinas from The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘The fact that she’s been diagnosed twice makes the journey even longer’ – Alyssa’s story

Alyssa shares the story of her younger sister, Alayna, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in September 2012.

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘I’m so proud of what he’s done and how far he’s come’ – James’s story

James shares the story of his younger brother Max, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, in May 2003.

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘It’s one of those moments when time kind of stands still’ – Meg and Beth’s story

Meg and Beth share the story of their younger sister Eve, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in July 2015.

Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

Discovering better treatments for children with brain tumours

We’re launching a new Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence to speed up the discovery of new treatments for children with brain tumours.

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.

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