“Newcastle Hospitals Charity and Children’s Cancer North have often worked collaboratively, so it seemed natural for our two charities to join forces to ensure this vital research can continue without interruption over the next two years – it’s great news.”
Chris added: “We hope this project also helps to lay the foundations for future joint working between our charities, helping to strengthen the already world-class research and cancer provision in our region.”
The Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre is one of the largest dedicated childhood cancer research centres in Europe. It is home to more than 90 childhood cancer researchers and is closely linked to the Great North Children’s Hospital, based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle. Childhood cancer research at the Wolfson Centre is focused on improving the quality of life of children during and after cancer treatment by developing better therapies with less damaging side effects, and improving the outlook for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer.