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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2019

Throughout September, The Institute of Cancer Research is recognising Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This page will bring together news stories, videos and blog posts that highlight our latest efforts to improve the lives of children with cancer.

September gives us a chance to highlight the incredible research that goes on at the ICR, but we continue to work tirelessly with our parent charity partners all year round to keep making the discoveries that we hope will one day defeat children’s cancer.

Find out more about our ongoing childhood cancer research and please consider supporting our pioneering research into childhood cancer. 

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NEWS: Scientists develop new way to study spread of devastating childhood cancer

Scientists have created a new mouse model which will help them to study neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer which often spreads around the body, and proves resistant to treatment.

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BLOG: How we’re improving the lives of young people with cancer through research

The annual Childhood Cancer Conference is an opportunity to hear about the latest scientific developments, and the research and care priorities for young patients and their parents. Sarah Wells went along and heard from one of the world’s leading childhood cancer researchers.

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NEWS: Study signals new era of precision medicine for children with cancer

A new study has shown the power of genetic testing to pick out the best drugs for children with cancer to extend and improve their lives – signalling a new era of precision medicine for young patients.

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VIDEO: PhD student Antonio Romo-Morales talks about his research into Ewing Sarcoma

For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, PhD student Antonio Romo-Morales talks about his research in a rare children's cancer called Ewing sarcoma.


NEWS: Three-minute MRI scan could safely and effectively test new precision treatments for children with neuroblastoma

A simple non-invasive MRI scan could play a key role in guiding the delivery of precision medicine to children with neuroblastoma – reducing the need for surgery, a new study has found.

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NEWS: Bereaved parents visit ICR lab supported in daughter’s memory

The parents of Kelly Turner, Linda and Martin, recently visited The Institute of Cancer Research, London, to see the labs doing research into the cancer that took Kelly’s life.

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FEATURE: "Without research there will be no cure" – why parents fund vital research into children’s cancer

ICR researchers are working hard to improve children’s cancer treatment. This children’s cancer awareness month, our parent-led charity supporters – who fund so much of this crucial work – have shared their inspirational stories with us and explain why they choose to work with the ICR.

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NEWS: Professor to cycle 60 miles to give back to the Newcastle charity supporting her research into childhood cancer

A scientist who studies a rare form of childhood cancer is joining a 60 mile cycle ride through Northumberland in support of the charity which has funded her research for more than ten years.

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