Treatment for children with cancer is very intensive, at a time when their young bodies are still growing. Research is urgently needed to find less damaging and more effective treatment methods.
Because childhood cancer is not as common as adult cancer, children’s cancer research does not attract large commercial or pharmaceutical funding. And that’s where Friends of Rosie’s role is key.
We provide start-up funding to local medical institutions in the North West to research the many different aspects of childhood cancer. This research then goes on to attract further funding from the major cancer research charities, inform clinical trials, and ultimately improve the diagnosis, treatment and outlook for children with cancer.
Without that first bit of help to get them off the ground, many research projects would never even get started, meaning critical breakthroughs in research being left undiscovered.