The National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) forms part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical research network. It supports high quality research studies funded by the NIHR and its research partners through the provision of the necessary health service infrastructure.
The NCRN’s specialised research network on paediatric oncology, led by the UK Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, receives dedicated funding from the NCRI. The amounts allocated over the last four years have been:
£000 2005-06 115 2006-07 117 2007-08 119 2008-09 122
The Department also currently allocates £50,000 a year to each of four NHS trusts specifically to provide infrastructure support for early phase studies devoted to children with cancer.
Information on the attribution of these funds to research relating to individual tumour sites is not held centrally.