Fact­file

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■ On av­er­age, 211 chil­dren are di­ag­nosed with cancer in Ire­land ev­ery year.

■ Most child­hood tu­mours oc­cur un­der age of 10 years. The com­mon­est child­hood cancer — acute lym­phoblas­tic leukaemia — peaks be­tween two and six years.

■ In Ire­land, less than 3% of med­i­cal re­search fund­ing goes into pae­di­atric re­search.

■ CMRF Crum­lin re­lies on pub­lic fundrais­ing/ do­na­tions and needs sig­nif­i­cant ad­di­tional re­search sup­port.

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