research grant call

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
Proton Beam Therapy

£70,000 Proton Beam Therapy project to treat sarcomas in children

Friends of Rosie has awarded a grant of £70,000 to kickstart promising new research into the use of Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) to treat sarcomas in children. The project is being led by researchers at The University of Manchester, with support from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. It is investigating the biology of protons used […]

30 Apr 2020
facial asymmetry

New research to help prevent facial disfiguration in children with cancer

Friends of Rosie is funding new research into ways to decrease the risk of facial disfiguration in children with cancers in the head and neck. Says Professor John Hickman, Chair of Friends of Rosie’s Scientific Advisory Board, “As children’s bones and tissues are still growing, current treatments for facial cancers in children can lead to […]

21 Apr 2020