Help find a cure this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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One in three children who die of cancer are killed by a brain tumour. As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month gets underway today, we are highlighting this shocking statistic. 

Too many of you in our community know only too well the devastation caused by a brain tumour diagnosis. Throughout September, we are working with families affected by this devastating disease who are bravely sharing their stories to raise vital awareness.  

Jasmine ‘The Warrior Princess’ (pictured left) endured gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and has more alternative treatment ahead, after being given a life-limiting diagnosis.  

George (pictured centre) was just 22 months old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy he died, aged five.  

Sarah’s family is searching for ways to help the seven-year-old (pictured right), who has a diffuse midline glioma. They have recently had to cease treatment abroad for which they raised tens of thousands of pounds.  

With your support, we can change the story for children diagnosed with brain tumours. 

Thanks to your generous support, we've been able to make a £2.5 million investment in our new Centre of Excellence at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), which will officially open next week – a particularly poignant moment as this is our first Centre dedicated to paediatric brain tumour research. 

Our ambitious plans for the Centre will see the launch of much-needed clinical trials for children within five years. It complements research into paediatric brain tumours taking place at our other Centres, and you can read more about this on our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month webpage

You’ll also find ways to get involved this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help us get closer to our vision of a cure for all types of brain tumours. 

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