The Children's Cancer And Leukaemia Group

The Children's Cancer And Leukaemia Group

Charity information

The Children's Cancer And Leukaemia Group

The Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) is the national association of healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of children and younger teenagers with cancer.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    The CCLG supports the 1,700 children who develop cancer each year in Britain and Ireland. As an association for all healthcare professionals involved in their care, it works to benefit children through development of the highest standards of care.

    Many activities contribute towards this goal: education, meetings, networking, liaison with governments and other bodies, information provision for families and healthcare professionals, and the promotion of research. Through a network of specialist centres, members aim to provide the best possible treatment for all children with cancer and leukaemia, wherever they live, and as close to home as possible.

    The work of CCLG members over the last thirty years means that around 75% of children with cancer are now cured. Our aim is to cure even more children and we are working hard to ensure a normal future – both physical and emotional – for survivors.

    CCLG supports research in a number of areas, including studies to improve our understanding of the biology of childhood cancers. The CCLG Tissue Bank is a vital asset in this work.

    In recent years CCLG has become a leading producer of high quality information for patients and families. This includes Contact, a quarterly national magazine for families of children and young people with cancer, as well as a wide range of booklets and leaflets.

  • Aims

    The Children's Cancer And Leukaemia Group aims to:

    • To advocate excellence and equity of access to cancer care for all children and younger teenagers diagnosed with cancer
    • To fund, promote and support research into childhood cancers, include running the CCLG Tissue Bank, a vital resource for research.
    • To form networks of colleagues with shared interests in cancer types and aspects of care; to share and guide best practice; to advance education, training and professional development
    • To support families and patients through the production of accredited, high quality and award winning information.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 286669

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 6

    Phone number: 0116 249 4460

    Address: 3rd Floor, Heart of Oaks House 9 Princess Road West Leicester LE1 6TH

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