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Treating children with cancer

Friends of Rosie Research Strategy

Our research strategy – why we fund research into childhood cancer Our aims, objectives and priorities Friends of Rosie’s research strategy aims focus on providing “pump-priming” funds of one or two years to research and clinical investigators who are addressing paediatric cancers. The goal is to provide funds that will lever major longer-term funding from […]

25 Apr 2019
Childhood cancer research

Our Research Projects

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
Scientific Advisory Board

Friends of Rosie’s Scientific Advisory Board

All funding applications are reviewed by our independent Scientific Advisory Board, who make recommendations as to which projects are the most promising and should receive our funding. Name Occupation and organisation Date of appointment to the committee Professor John Hickman Retired consultant (Paris) January 2017- Professor Deborah Tweddle Professor of Paediatric Oncology (Newcastle) April 2017- […]

25 Apr 2019
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Scientific Advisory Board

Positive preliminary results for brain tumour project

For the past 18 months, Friends of Rosie has funded a cutting-edge research project to improve treatment options for children with incurable brain tumours. As it moves into its final research phase, we can share some of the positive preliminary results in using immunotherapy to shrink or destroy brain tumours in children. The Friends of […]

10 Dec 2018