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Different challenges, same determination: how we’re tackling children’s and young people’s cancers

Through our new research strategy, we’re determined to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Science Surgery

Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children’s cancers.

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We need to talk about side effects

We talk to two young cancer survivors about the side effects they experienced following treatment.

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International Childhood Cancer Day: why an EU law needs improving to help develop new treatments for young people

We explore how an EU law potentially holding back progress in research on cancers that affect children and young adults.

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Expert Opinion – Professor Richard Gilbertson talks children’s cancers

We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.

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Cancer in kids, teens and young adults – why we’re renewing our focus

Cancer deaths in children and young people have dropped by nearly 60 per cent in the past 40 years – read about our new campaign looking accelerate this trend.

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