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Kidscan Children's Cancer Research

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine

Location

Alumni HouseActon SquareSalford, Greater Manchester M5 4NYUnited Kingdom United Kingdom

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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

Description

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.

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