Investigator in charge of the project: Dr. Antonio Pérez. Centres: La Paz University Hospital, Madrid. Duration: Three years Financial target: €1,200,000   Context: Cancer is the main cause of childhood death in Spain. Every year, 1400 children are diagnosed with cancer, of which 20% will die. These figures have remained the same over the past few

Principal Researcher: Professor Chris Jones Centres: The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) – London. UK   Background: The appearance of brain tumours in children is usually a devastating event. To date, there are few specific and effective therapies for this disease, and the average survival of a child patient after diagnosis is no longer than

Participation of the Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer and leading national hospitals treating children with cancer: Niño Jesús Hospital, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, Vall d’Hebrón University Hospital. Principal Investigator: Mayte Moreno Centres: INVESTEN, Health care research unit belonging to the Carlos III Institute. SUMMARY Children with cancer often suffer pain due to

Investigador Principal: Dr. Enrique de Álava Casado. Centres: Virgen del Rocío Hospital, Seville and University of Valencia, Valencia. Background: Enrique de Álava’s laboratory is working on the molecular diagnosis of Ewing Sarcoma, a very aggressive type of bone tumour that mainly affects children and adolescents, especially during puberty. It has a high ability to spread rapidly and

Name of the Project: Research Project for MLL Leukaemia Principal Investigator: Dr Mireia Camós Centres: Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona.   Background: MLL (Mixed Lineage Leukemia) is a very aggressive type of leukaemia in children. While improvements have been made in the past few years in identifying the different types of MLL leukaemia

Principal Researcher: Dr. Antonio Pérez Martínez. Centres: Niño Jesús Children’s Hospital, CNIO (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre), La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, EEUU. Background: Tumour cells appear when normal cells, after accumulating alterations every time they multiply, manage to evade the body’s control mechanisms, which control when, how and