Each year, Friends of Rosie invites proposals for research projects from a range of medical and scientific institutions, into many different aspects of childhood cancer.
- studies of genetic and environmental factors which cause cancer
- research into the long-term effects of treatment, which can be particularly devastating for children
- projects to find more effective methods of controlling tumours which prove resistant to therapy.
An independent Medical and Scientific Committee, consisting of leading experts in all areas of childhood cancer, assesses each application for funding and makes recommendations to the trustees.
As we have become better known, the number of requests to support research projects with ‘pump priming’ funding has increased. The extent to which we can help depends entirely on the amount of money we raise each year.