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Here at Children’s Cancer North we work very closely with the research team at Newcastle University and the NHS staff team at the Great North Children’s Hospital to make life better for children with cancer across the North East and Cumbria.

Our charity helps fund world leading cancer research at the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre at Newcastle University, and we also fund a range of activities on wards 4 and 14 of the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, which is where all children diagnosed with cancer in our region go for treatment.

We’d like to join colleagues from across the North East and the UK in congratulating both teams for being recognised as a Centre of Excellence by The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM).

“Our partnership in paediatric neuro-oncology between the Newcastle University Centre for Cancer and The Great North Children’s Hospital is internationally leading, and we are delighted to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Tessa Jowell Mission.

“This unique collaboration allows us to combine cutting-edge research with our clinical centre and leading roles in international clinical trials, enabling us to drive novel discoveries into clinical practice, improving the standards of care and outlook for children with brain tumours.”

Professor Steve Clifford, Chair and Director of Molecular Paediatric Oncology, Newcastle University Centre for Cancer

Each year, around 30 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour in the North East and Cumbria, and the findings from TJBCM revealed Newcastle offered excellent imaging services, comprehensive psychological care, and great education services with extensive school collaboration. Patients were also able to participate and benefit from world-class brain tumour research opportunities.

Special attention was also paid to play therapy and education provision, which is an area of work funded by Children’s Cancer North.

We are incredibly proud to support the pioneering work of Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals, and we’d like to thank all our supporters who make that possible by fundraising and donating to Children’s Cancer North.

Staff from Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals will be recognised for their exceptional and compassionate care at a ceremony at the Science Gallery London later this summer. Well done to both teams.

Find out more about how we support children and families affected by childhood cancer in the North East and Cumbria.

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