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About Us


Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group is a leading children’s cancer charity and the UK and Ireland’s professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer. Each week in the UK and Ireland, more than 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. Two out of ten children will not survive their disease.

Over the last 35 years, CCLG has played a key role in the major improvements in survival rates and the standards of care for children. We bring together childhood cancer professionals to ensure all children receive the best possible treatment and care. 

There are still some childhood cancers with a poor outlook, and many treatments can have long-lasting side effects. Further research is therefore vital, and the ultimate aim of CCLG is to cure as many children as possible while reducing the short and longterm side effects of treatment. We fund and support research into childhood cancers, and we help young patients and their families with our expert, high quality and award-winning information resources.

CCLG receives no permanent funding and is reliant on our valued supporters.

Supporting our members to cure even more children

'Caring for children - curing their cancer' is our priority. We bring together all relevant healthcare professionals to:

- Advocate excellence and equal access to cancer care
- Promote research and development
- Share and guide best practice
- Advance education, training and professional development
- Form networks of colleagues
- Raise funds to support these activities

Supporting scientific research with vital funds and grants

We offer funds and grants to research communities to discover new treatment methods and help push the boundaries to find ways of curing cancer.

We are able to offer ring-fenced funds for specific tumour types. Our supporters will therefore know that money raised for a particular cause will be placed in a dedicated fund. This will then be passed onto researchers in the form of research grants.

Supporting families with our award-winning information resources

Browse our extensive award-winning publications portfolio ensuring essential information and support is available to families free of charge at a very difficult and distressing time.

We also publish a free quarterly magazine entitled Contact for families of children and young people with cancer.


Supporting biological research

We support biological research through tissue banking to give us a better understanding about the nature of childhood cancer and actively promote this activity to patients.

Find out more about the CCLG Tissue Bank