It’s December and while most people are busy preparing for the festivities for some families Christmas is a very poignant time of year.
Some will be remembering little ones lost, others caring for a child going through treatment for blood cancer – and some giving thanks for a life saved.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are marking Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which runs in the UK throughout December.
Leukaemia is the most common form of cancer in children; one child is diagnosed with the blood cancer every day in the UK.
Thanks to breakthroughs in the research there has been a remarkable turnaround in the survival rates going from almost zero in 1960 to more than 90% today for the most common form (ALL).
But the hard work is not over. There are still many children who cannot be saved, and treatments can be tough on many children.
So this December, why not take a minute to check out our online campaign and find out how our research continues to improve treatments for these young patients.
Tilly – Science Communications team