Every year in the UK, around 400 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour
Joey (pictured above) is lucky as 1 in 4 children with brain cancer lose their lives within 5 years. It is a horribly high statistic and one that with research we’re hoping to change.
Our Christmas wishes appeal aims to fund vital research that will help to save and change children's lives.
Research like the Action funded Professor Peet and his team's, who are hoping to use vital information from scans that they use on children with tumours to be able to better predict how aggressive each child’s cancer is likely to be much sooner and more accurately.
'I wish that no child should have to die from brain cancer'
Children with the most aggressive tumours could immediately be given the most intensive treatment, which could boost their chances of survival.
And children whose tumours are not so life-threatening could be given less intensive treatment, sparing them from some of the lifelong disabilities that treatment can cause.
This will help children like Joey who was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was just four years old. He battled a gruelling year of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy before beating his cancer. You can read Joey’s story by his dad Darren.
With your support there are many more vital research projects we can fund in 2016. Together we can continue to build a better future for babies and children.