■ 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.