Cancer in children and young people is rare, and the subtypes that occur tend to have different causes, treatments, and outcomes to adult cancers.
ECSGs main projects all contribute to discovering the causes and monitoring the diagnosis, treatment and after effects of childhood cancers.
Our main projects
The Haematological Malignancy Research Network
Blood cancers account for more than 50% of cancers diagnosed before 25 years of age. HMRN provides valuable, contemporary, robust, generalizable data on these cancers.
The United Kingdom Childhood Cancer Study
UKCCS is a national study designed to examine potential causes of cancers diagnosed before the age of 15 years, and also explore the longer-term health of childhood cancer survivors.