Current research into children's and young people's cancers

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Saving lives through our research

There are lots of different types of cancer that affect children and young people, and they are very different to adult cancers.

We are laying the foundations needed to carry out research and help more children survive cancer. In 2018, we launched our Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, which will be a hub of expertise in children's brain tumour research. We are also the only charity that funds a dedicated clinical trials unit for all children’s cancers at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit in Birmingham.

Below are some examples of what our researchers are doing right now to help improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people affected by cancer.

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