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North West charities team up to beat childhood cancer

Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research and North West Cancer Research are proud to announce joint funding of a £75k research grant specifically targeting childhood cancer.

North West Cancer Research is a completely independent charity, dedicated to putting the region’s cancer needs first, by funding pioneering research and education to tackle the cause, improve the care and find the cure for cancer.

Kidscan are working together with North West Cancer Research to jointly fund a three-year PhD grant for a scientist working in the area of Medulloblastoma whose research focuses improving existing treatments or discovering and developing new and improved treatments.

The call is also open to other cancer types, as long as applicants are able to illustrate how their work could be relevant to Medulloblastoma and we do encourage applicants from other areas to apply.

Quote: Alastair Richards, CEO of North West Cancer Research says:

“We are delighted to be collaborating with Kidscan to help tackle childhood cancer. Although we are making great progress in the diagnosis and treatment of many cancers, there are sadly some cancers that have not had the same focus or success and that is why partnerships like this one are vitally important. Childhood cancers can be devastating but research projects like this one can help ensure that those affected lead full lives and reach their potential.”

 

Quote: Kirsty Leigh, Kidscan Head of Operations and Marketing says:

“We are thrilled to be working with North West Cancer Research  to fund a specific childhood cancer research project. Sadly in the UK, children do not receive the same focus as adults with only around 3.5% of cancer research spend dedicated to beating childhood cancer, making collaborations like this all the more important”

Kidscan Ambassador Matty Hatton & family

 

In the last 50 years, average childhood cancer survival rates have improved significantly however there are some cancers which have lagged behind and still have significantly lower survival rates, especially if the cancer has spread or relapsed as we have seen with the passing of one of our ambassadors Matty Hatton. We feel it is important to give these cancers specific focus so that children have an equal chance of survival regardless of their diagnosis, and we are proud to be dedicating our contribution to this project to Matty’s memory”

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 4th July 2022. For further information visit the funding page here

 

 

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