The following organisations are members of the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance.
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group is a leading children’s cancer charity and the UK and Ireland’s professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer. Each week in the UK and Ireland, more than 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. Two out of ten children will not survive their disease.
Over the last 35 years, CCLG has played a key role in the major improvements in survival rates and the standards of care for children. We bring together childhood cancer professionals to ensure all children receive the best possible treatment and care.
There are still some childhood cancers with a poor outlook, and many treatments can have long-lasting side effects. Further research is therefore vital, and the ultimate aim of CCLG is to cure as many children as possible while reducing the short and long-term side effects of treatment. We fund and support research into childhood cancers, and we help young patients and their families with our expert, high quality and award-winning information resources.
Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. Diagnosis often comes as a shock. Treatment usually starts straightaway and can last up to three years. As the national children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is there… with clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way.
George Easton Memorial Trust
George was diagnosed at 19 with osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and died four years later. Established in his memory, the trust funds research into the social effects of cancer in young adults, resulting in 4 books, many research papers and presentations.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day six young people in the UK hear they have cancer. Usually placed on a children’s ward or with elderly patients, they can feel isolated, never meeting others going through the same thing. Teenage Cancer Trust funds and builds units in NHS hospitals that treat teens together, in an environment suited to their needs.