The Childhood Cancer Research Group is closing

on 31st March 2014 due to lack of funding


We are grateful to the many people and organisations who have contributed to our research in the past, financially and in many other ways.

Since its inception in 1975, the CCRG has published over 400 scientific reports and maintained the National Registry of Childhood Tumours (NRCT), a population-based register of malignancies and benign brain tumours diagnosed in those less than 15 years of age. The NRCT is considered to be complete for registration years 1962-2010 across Britain. The NRCT remains one of the largest and most important specialist childhood cancer registries in the world and the data have been used in collaboration with many other research groups in the UK and abroad.

Sole responsibility for new childhood cancer registrations now resides with Public Health England and the respective national cancer registries of Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. A copy of the NRCT research database will be placed in the Richard Doll Centenary Data Archive.