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Study into cancer care for autistic children and/or those with a learning disability begins

5 Dec 2023, 1:39 p.m.

A new study into how autistic children and/or those with a learning disability experience and respond to cancer care and treatment started in October.

This new research will take place thanks to more than £188k from GOSH Charity’s National Call – the…

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Clinical trial results give new hope for children with rare gliomas

18 Nov 2023, 8 a.m.

A collaboration of researchers from across the world have published successful results from a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of BRAF mutated low-grade paediatric gliomas. These are cancerous brain tumours that start in glial cells (the su…

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Only 2% of cancer research funding is dedicated to fighting children's cancer

31 Aug 2023, 12:01 p.m.

Cancer is the biggest killer in children aged one to 14 in the UK.

Yet despite this, on average, only 2 pence out of every £1 spent each year on cancer research goes towards dedicated research projects to find new ways of diagnosing and treating chil…

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GOSH researchers develop breakthrough treatment for previously incurable leukaemia

12 Dec 2022, 10:46 a.m.

In a world first, researchers at GOSH and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) have used genetically modified cells – created using a new technique called base editing – to treat a patient with previously incurable leu…

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GOSH Charity gives £1.2m grant to researchers hoping to find treatment for aggressive childhood cancer

7 Sep 2022, 12:05 p.m.

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we share the news that Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) is funding a pioneering clinical trial at GOSH. This trial provides hope for treatment for a notoriously difficult to treat …

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