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Childhood cancer research

Our Research Studies

It is our primary aim to fund the most promising new childhood cancer research ideas in the North West. As a result of our funding researchers are able to obtain preliminary results to back up their ideas, which they can then use to secure large-scale funding from the big cancer research charities and pharmaceutical companies. Each year, […]

10 Sep 2018
Immunotherapy

£66,500 grant for immunotherapy study

We’re delighted to report encouraging results from our research project investigating the use of immunotherapy to treat childhood brain tumours that are resistant to conventional treatment methods. Results obtained so far and the great potential of this project have now led to a further £66,500 being granted by Friends of Rosie to continue this research […]

06 Sep 2018
Osteosarcoma research

Grant to research osteosarcoma in children

We’re very proud to announce a further grant award of £65,000 to fund a second year of research into the treatment and improved detection of osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer in children. Osteosarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer that usually develops in growing bones. It’s therefore most common in children and adolescents. Sadly […]

06 Sep 2018
Dr Jenny Adamski

The journey of a research project

In 2009, Friends of Rosie funded Dr Jenny Adamski, from the University of Manchester, in her research project into the effects of chemotherapy drugs at low levels of oxygen on tumour cells. Jenny’s study was completed in 2011, at which point she reported back on her findings at the NCRI Annual Cancer Conference. Friends of […]

09 Sep 2018