Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is a Salford-based charity that funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. With 25% of children diagnosed not making it to their 30th birthday. However many of the children who do survive, suffer life-long and life-limiting side effects caused by the treatments used to cure them.

Kidscan receive no statutory funding and need to rely on contributions from the public, volunteers and businesses so that they can fund research to develop new treatments that not only cure children with cancer but also prevent the side effects of current treatments such as learning difficulties, mobility issues and infertility.

Tim Bacon Foundation have donated £99,000 to Kidscan which has been match funded by Kidscan.  This will fund 4 PHD Researchers over 3 years to Research into Children’s Cancer and treatments.


The Research Projects that we are funding are detailed below:-


  1. Dr Klaus Pors University of Bradford 

   Investigation of CYP2W1 as a therapeutic target in childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma 

   To read more about this research project click here


       2. Dr David Greensmith University of Salford 

   Cellular basis & prevention of anthracycline-induced late cardiac toxicity following childhood cancer treatment

   To read more about this research project click here


       3. Dr Rosa Arrigo and Dr Sara Namvar University of Salford 

   Inorganic chaperones fused to fungal derived chemotherapies for the treatment of Neuroblastoma

   To read more about this research project click here


      4. To be confirmed watch this space!

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