Our Research Projects

It is our primary aim to fund the most promising new childhood cancer research ideas.

So far, we have funded a total of 25 research projects looking at ways to improve the treatment and outlook for children with cancer.

In financial terms, that’s around £2.75 million worth of funding, raised and donated by our amazing supporters.

As a result of our funding, researchers have been able to obtain preliminary results to back up their ideas, which they’ve then used to secure large-scale funding from the big cancer research charities and pharmaceutical companies.

The average cost of a research project is £65,000 for one year.

Each year, we ask medical and scientific institutions to apply to us for grants to fund their research ideas. These applications are then verified by our independent Scientific Advisory Board, who make recommendations as to which projects are most promising and should receive our funding. We typically fund one to two years of initial research.

Research projects that we started have gone on to be funded by the likes of Cancer Research UK and the Department for Health and have led to international research partnerships between the UK, Canada and the US.

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Our Research Projects

Research

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…

10th September 2018

bone cancer research

Scientists discover way to stop spread of devastating bone cancer in children

News Research

Research, co-funded by Friends of Rosie, could save more lives and lead to kinder treatments for children with bone cancer. Researchers at The University of…

13th July 2020

Proton Beam Therapy

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

News Research

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…

30th April 2020

Emma Payton

New research to help prevent facial disfiguration in children with cancer

News Research

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.…

21st April 2020

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Our annual newsletter OUT NOW!

Fundraising News Research

Please take a moment to read our latest newsletter, which is hot off the press. This issue includes a plea from our Board of Trustees,…

6th May 2020

Scientific Advisory Board

Positive preliminary results for brain tumour project

News Research

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…

10th December 2018

research grant call

Check out our new research section

News Research

Being clear and transparent about how we spend money donated to Friends of Rosie is core to how we operate. That’s why we’ve created a…

3rd September 2019

bone cancer research

Osteosarcoma project secures further funding

News Research

A project researching the treatment and detection of osteosarcoma in children, funded for the past two years by Manchester-based charity, Friends of Rosie, has secured…

30th September 2019

BBC North West

Friends of Rosie on BBC North West Tonight

News Research

Friends of Rosie appeared on BBC North West Tonight last week, highlighting the vital need for more children’s cancer research. As well as talking about…

21st July 2020

Immunotherapy

£66,500 grant for immunotherapy study

Research

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…

6th September 2018

Scientific Advisory Board

Grant to research osteosarcoma in children

Research

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…

6th September 2018

Dr Jenny Adamski

The journey of a research project

Research

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…

9th September 2018

bone cancer research

Treatment and improved detection of rare bone cancer in children

Research

Our second project, which commenced in July 2017, is researching the treatment and improved detection of osteosarcoma – a rare type of bone cancer that…

15th July 2018

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy to fight childhood brain tumours

Research

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,…

15th July 2018

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