United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group

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United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group Profile

The UKCCSG has, since it was founded in 1977, been dedicated to improving the treatment and management of children with cancer. It is a national professional body with multidisciplinary membership including clinicians, pathologists, epidemiologists and basic scientists. The Group's main activity is the running of national and increasingly international clinical trials in childhood cancer. Only about 1 in 600 children under 15 years of age develops a cancer. The proportion of children aged 0 - 15 years with cancer, who are treated by Group members has increased to some 90% of all children with cancer, and of these a high proportion are entered into clinical trials. Since 1977 when the UKCCSG was created there has been a progressive trend of increased survival for children treated in UKCCSG centres, showing particularly a benefit for children treated in UKCCSG Centres compared with those treated elsewhere. From that small start, the Group has steadily expanded and now has over 600 members, working in 22 Paediatric Oncology Centres throughout the British Isles, and including about 60 corresponding members from other countries around the world. The UKCCSG is also involved in improving the services and welfare of children and young people with cancer, and their families. As more and more children (currently around 75%) are cured of their disease, so increasing importance is being placed on investigations of the late effects of treatment, and the long term effects of the disease. Quality of life and psychosocial issues for survivors, as well as children and young people undergoing treatment, are also receiving greater attention. The UKCCSG is also involved in providing high quality information for families including A Parent's Guide to Children's Cancers, Contact magazine for families of children and young people with cancer and a range of other booklets and leaflets.

United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group Locality of Operation

  • National

United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group Areas of Benefit

  • Children and Youth
  • Medical Research

Address
3rd Floor, Hearts of Oak House
9 Princess Road West, Leicester
LE1 6TH

Tel - 0116 249 4461
Fax - 0116 249 4460

Websites and Email Contact
The website of United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group is - http://www.ukccsg.org.uk

Number of Trustees
The total number at United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group is 5+

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