Press Release / by Jennifer Kelly
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:00

 

 

 

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is pleased to announce the release of an £80,000 project grant for research into rare childhood cancers.

 

Research into rare solid cancers in children is underfunded but very much needed. Whilst survival rates of many other children’s cancers have improved over the last 30 years, many solid tumours have seen very little change. 

 

We are working to help change this.

 

 

The funds for this project grant have been raised by our wonderful team of fundraisers and the named funds at the GKCCT. Thank you to RU’s Fund, Molly’s Way, Biff’s Battle, Joey’s Fund and Esther’s Smile for their amazing fundraising support. Without them, the release of this grant would not have been possible.

 

Who Can Apply?

 

We are inviting researchers to apply for this grant funding with projects that aim to bring about improvements in the diagnosis, treatment or outcomes of children diagnosed with very rare solid tumours. These may include rhabdoid tumours, non-Wilms renal tumours and rare soft tissue sarcomas.

 

We are proud to be releasing this grant in partnership with the specialist advice of the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group. Ashley Gamble, Chief Executive of CCLG, said: “We’re delighted to be able to work with the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust to fund research into rare childhood cancers, an area where additional investment is urgently needed. CCLG is pleased to be able to use our extensive networks and research funding infrastructure to support other charities to make their money go further and fund the highest quality research.”

 

The deadline for applications for the research grant is on the 2nd April 2019, after which there will be a competitive peer review process in accordance with ARMC principles. This will be led by the CCLG team.

 

 

Further information on application for the grant can be found here.