About Us

Dedicated to Beating
Children's Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. We are one of the only charities in the UK solely dedicated to combating children's cancer. We want to ensure every child diagnosed with cancer survive and thrive through to adulthood.

What we do

Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is a Salford-based charity that funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. 25% of children diagnosed won’t make it to their 30th birthday. Many of the children who do survive, suffer life-long, life-limiting side effects caused by the treatments used to cure them.

We receive no statutory funding, but with the contributions from the public, volunteers and businesses we fund research to develop new treatments that not only cure children with cancer but also prevent the side effects of current treatments such as learning difficulties, mobility issues and infertility.

Goals & Objectives

Our objective is to help every child that is diagnosed with cancer to survive and thrive. This means:

• Curing all children diagnosed with cancer
• Improving the current treatments for children with cancer
• Developing new, targeted treatments to treat specific cancers in children
• Using our research base to influence policy to overcome the obstacles to the introduction of new and existing drugs to clinicians


Our Achievements

Since 2002 we’ve funded over 35 research projects. Our development of a treatment obtained from complex sugars derived from Irish Sea shellfish is currently undergoing preclinical evaluation. We have also proven how manipulation of amino acid Methionine can affect the proliferation of cancer cells, as well as helping to discover a way of allowing healthy cells to take charge of cancerous cells.

Work with us

Choose to work for Kidscan, and together we can help children with cancer to survive and thrive. There are always opportunities to get involved from volunteering to leading fundraising projects and conquering fundraising challenges. We also welcome applications from potential Ambassadors and Trustees.

Current Opportunities

Want to get involved but can’t see an opportunity for you? Why not consider volunteering or becoming an Ambassador.

  • Office Volunteer

    Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research are looking for exceptional volunteers to support the current team at Kidscan. As an...

  • Lead Fundraising Manager

    Remuneration: Circa £35,000 per annum Hours of Work: Full time (36.25hrs per wk) Location: Hybrid working between home,...

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