September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the month we will feature the stories of the youngest members of our community, the research into childhood cancers that we fund and the powerful fundraising done by parents of children affected by sarcoma.
Cancer52 wants to hear from people in England who are living with or have had a rare or less common cancer, as well as carers, about your experiences and how you think the experiences of future patients could be improved.
Speak to Natalie Ellender for just a couple of minutes and you can see why local businesses are signing up for her fundraising event on 29 July. When Natalie talks about her plans to raise funds and awareness for Sarcoma UK, she means it. That kind of sincerity brings people on board.
Sarcoma UK is launching our transformation Genomic Research Programme with the aim of bringing a step change in sarcoma research. We will award £250,000 to one project that brings together the best researchers using the latest technologies using the sarcoma samples collected and analysed in the 100,000 Genome Project.
More than 5,300 people are now being diagnosed with sarcoma cancer every year in the UK. Previous data suggested the number of annual UK diagnoses was around the 3800 mark, whilst this new data indicates that sarcoma is more common than previously believed.