Children's cancer news
Children develop different types of cancers than adults, with around 1,900 children under the age of 14 diagnosed each year. The most common types of childhood cancer are acute leukaemia and cancers of the brain and spinal cord. Thanks to research into new treatments, 8 in 10 children diagnosed with cancer will live for at least five years.
Children and young people with cancer who have relapsed can get rapid access to new treatments, thanks to new Cancer Research UK trial
Children and young people in the UK with cancers that have come back can now access new personalised treatments quicker than ever before.
New clinical trial results show that adding rituximab to standard chemotherapy could improve survival for some children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Six-year-old Karos Rasoul from London gets a Christmas treat meeting the cast of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s The Snowman at The Peacock, London.
Through our new research strategy, we're determined to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.
Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’