Children's cancer news

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.

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.

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.

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.

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