On average, every week, two families in the UK will learn that their child has neuroblastoma. We are a national charity, dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. We do this by funding leading research projects to deliver new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma usually affects children under the age of five, and can occur before a child is born. It is the most common solid tumour in children after brain tumours. Because early symptoms are often vague, neuroblastoma is often not diagnosed until it has spread around the body (Stage 4) By this point, the survival rate is around 40-50%. Current chemotherapy treatment for Stage 4 neuroblastoma results in irreversible damage to healthy organs throughout the child's body, leading to significant health problems later in life. We urgently need more funding to enable our scientists to find better treatments. Our work relies entirely on the generosity of voluntary donors to fund more research and one day find a cure for neuroblastoma.
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