Little Princess Trust News
LPT reaches childhood cancer research landmark
We have now supported more than 100 individual projects
The Little Princess Trust has now funded more than ONE HUNDRED childhood cancer research projects!
LPT began supporting leading experts searching for kinder and more effective treatments for all childhood cancers in 2016.
And, thanks to the wonderful backing from the incredible LPT family, we have now brought up our century!
The latest round of grants confirmed this month means LPT has committed funding to 105 individual projects at universities and research institutions across the UK and Ireland.
We are fully aware – and extremely pleased – that advances in science have seen survival rates for some childhood cancers improve dramatically over the past three decades.
But we know there has been very little improvement in the treatment for some types of childhood cancers while the brutal nature of chemotherapy can cause problems for young cancer patients later on in life.
Meanwhile, when data from the National Cancer Research Institute estimates that only 2% of the yearly public cancer research spend in the UK is allocated to research entirely focused on childhood and young adult cancers, we are very aware of just how much remains to be done.
That is why we are determined to maintain our support for the pioneering institutions and experts leading the way in researching paediatric cancers – and the total amount The Little Princess Trust has committed to fund childhood cancer research now stands at more than £20million.
We are so grateful to all the amazing people who continue to support us so we can support such important research
Phil Brace, Chief Executive of The Little Princess Trust, said: “Often research into childhood cancers doesn’t attract funding due to the lower incidence compared with adult cancers.
“We strongly believe that every child matters and each deserves the best chance of survival, regardless of their cancer type.
“And that is why we are so grateful to all the amazing people who continue to support us so we can support such important research.
“Funding more than 100 individual projects shows our commitment to childhood cancer research to further our knowledge and improve our understanding of these diseases to find less toxic and more effective ways to treat them.”