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brain tumour 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
bone cancer research

Treatment and improved detection of rare bone cancer in children

Our second project, which commenced in July 2017, is researching the treatment and improved detection of osteosarcoma – a rare type of bone cancer that most commonly affects children and young people. There is an urgent requirement to develop novel therapies that target metastatic osteosarcoma. In addition, better detection is pivotal to improving outcomes for […]

15 Jul 2018
Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy to fight childhood brain tumours

Over the last year we have funded a £65,000 project, conducted at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre facilities on The Christie campus in south Manchester, to research the use of immunotherapy to treat childhood brain tumours that have a poor prognosis. The project is investigating the feasibility of using cells called Tumour Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs), […]

15 Jul 2018