Every year in the UK around 400 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Joey, pictured, is lucky as one in four children with brain cancer lose their lives within five years. It is a horribly high statistic and one that with research we’re hoping to change.
We're funding research looking to identify how aggressive each child’s cancer is likely to be, much sooner and with greater accuracy, so treatments can be tailored to his or her individual needs.
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Around 300 children develop a type of cancer called ALL each year in the UK
ALL is most common in young children who are less than five years old. Most children with ALL are cured, however treatment has side effects and some children still lose their lives.
Action is funding research to help change this.
Around 100 children are diagnosed with a type of cancer called neuroblastoma each year in the UK.
Most children with neuroblastoma are young – less than five years old. While some receive a positive prognosis, sadly, around a third of children lose their lives within five years of being diagnosed. We're currently funding two research projects to help change these shocking statistics.
Ways to support us
Your donation to Action Medical Research can help save and change children's lives.
Volunteers are essential to what we do. We would be very appreciative of your help across a number of important roles.
We have funded some amazing breakthroughs but we want to do more. You can help by fundraising for us!
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