The need: Childhood cancer in the developing world Over 300,000 children worldwide develop cancer each year. If the illness is detected early enough, many of these children can be cured - as many as 80% of children with cancer in the developed world survive. However, in developing countries, survival rates ...
On 13 October 2019, the team of Nobel Upstream will participate in the Royal Parks half marathon. Amir, Katya, Larry and Nick will run 21 km, 13.1 miles, passing by London's world-famous landmarks and crossing four of the capital's Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James Park and Kensington Gardens in support of "World Child Cancer".
Over 300,000 children worldwide develop cancer each year. If the disease is detected early enough, many of these children can be cured - 80% of children with cancer in the high income world survive. However, in low and middle income countries, survival rates can be as low as 10%, with many children dying without effective pain relief. A reason for this inequality is that many children remain undiagnosed, or are diagnosed too late to be cured, due to a shortage of trained doctors and nurses in-country. "World Child Cancer" is dedicated to addressing the disparity of cancer care for children across the world. It aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and support for children with cancer, and their families, in the developing world.
We believe that no child, no matter where they are born, should be left to die of a painful illness and have access to the best possible treatment and care. With your support and generous donations we hope to make a real difference to these children and their families.