Never doubt the value of research: ongoing medical
research is vitally important.
It constantly brings new and exciting breakthroughs, increasing understanding of the disease, better methods of prevention and detection, improved treatments and survival statistics continue to improve. All research funded by the charity, is first 'peer reviewed' to ensure it is of the highest quality, cost effective and not duplicated by other research bodies.
Research funded to date by The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust
Research into cancer in 13-24 year-olds has traditionally been an area of research which was greatly under-funded. The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity funding aimed specifically at medical research into cancer in this age group.
1999 - 2002 'Growth Factors in Tumours of the Ewing's Sarcoma
2004 one-year project, 'Characterisation of a Novel Stem Cell Population for Exploitation in Tumour Therapy.' (Leeds)
2004 - 2007 four-year project, 'Long-term Cancer Survival: Models of Follow-up; Evidence and Impact of Late Effects. - Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield.
The study received national and international acclaim and is now being used as a model for future studies. The findings from the project will ensure that teenagers and young adults who have received treatment for cancer will have access to support for the longer term, addressing physical and psychological issues that have arisen due to their cancer and/or their treatments.
2006- 2007 one-year research project looking at 'The Influence of the Epstein Barr Virus on Chemotherapy Response in Hodkgin's Lymphoma'. - University of Birmingham
2007-2010 two year project, 'The Impact of Specialist Treatment Centres on Cancer
Survival and 'Cure' Among Young People in England & Wales'. - London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine.