Children with Cancer UK announces support for International Agency for Research on Cancer postdoctoral fellowship on childhood and young adult cancers
- Applications are now open for the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s fellowship on childhood and young adult cancers.
- The fellowship is just one of a number of academic projects that Children with Cancer UK is supporting.
- Children with Cancer UK currently has 69 active grants worth a total of £25m.
Children with Cancer UK, the leading national charity dedicated to research into childhood cancer, has announced that it is supporting a postdoctoral fellowship on childhood and young adult cancers with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Applications are now open and are being welcomed from early career scientists, who are looking to complete their training in childhood and young adult cancer research.
The two-year fellowship is financially supported by Children with Cancer UK and is just one of the many academic projects that the charity is helping to fund.
Over the past 12 months Children with Cancer UK has awarded £2.7m in new grants that are investigating the causes of cancer in children and young adults, £0.6m in new grants looking at improving cancer treatments and £0.9m in new welfare grants.
Currently, Children with Cancer UK has 69 active grants, worth a total of £25m, that that are investigating the causes of childhood and young adult cancers and helping to develop kinder, safer treatments.
The IARC fellowship, in association with the World Health Organisation, is welcoming applications from candidates who are interested in specific research areas such as links between nutrition, metabolism and childhood cancer, childhood cancer risk in industrially contaminated areas and the exploration of childhood cancers and socioeconomic factors.
Children with Cancer UK CEO, Mark Brider commented: “Children with Cancer UK is proud to be funding this excellent fellowship alongside the International Agency for Research on Cancer. As a charity we are dedicated to investigating the causes of childhood cancer and we are pleased to be working with international organisations to further understand more about why children develop cancer and whether prevention is a possibility.
To really make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer, it is now even more important than ever that we take an international and collaborative approach; drawing upon the best minds and experts around the world.”
Children with Cancer UK has a longstanding relationship with the IARC. In 2007 the charity contributed substantial funding to set up the Childhood Leukaemia International Consortium (CLIC) helped establish its Data Coordinating Centre in 2013. The Centre, which is based at the IARC headquarters in France, collects research results from around the world on environmental and other causes of childhood cancer. Children with Cancer UK is continuing to help CLIC with key activities and work.
Applications close on 30 June 2020. For further information please visit: https://training.iarc.fr/iarc-fellowshipspostdoctoral-fellowships-cwc-calls.
About Children with Cancer UK
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to research into childhood cancer.
We fund research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancers and provide support for families affected by childhood cancer. We have accelerated breakthroughs to improve childhood cancer survival rates and find kinder, more effective treatments with fewer toxic side effects. This ground-breaking research, which would otherwise go unfunded, saves the lives of children with cancer. Children with Cancer UK receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of donations from supporters.
About childhood cancer and Children with Cancer UK’s impact
Every day in the UK, 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer.
Fifty years ago, only 30% of children with leukaemia survived, and for most other forms of childhood cancer survival rates were even lower. Today, thanks to our supporters and the dedication of visionary researchers like those we fund, more than 80% of young patients can be successfully treated. More vital research is needed though as there are still a number of cancers affecting children and young people with low survival rates and life-limiting side effects. Cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
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