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 £2.5 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.

Childhood cancer research

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

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

Childhood cancer research

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

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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