How funds are used
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity
funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting
teenagers and young adults, where it can frequently strike in
dangerous and complex forms. The Trust also funds measures to
improve the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during
and in the aftermath of their illnesses. Support is offered
to all of the hospitals throughout the UK which treat teenage
cancer (currently just 29).
Before the LCYCT was founded in 1996 there was no fund aimed
specifically for research into cancer in 13-24 year olds. Research
from the funds we raise will bring increased understanding of
cancer in this age group, improved treatments and ultimately more
young lives will be saved.
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust supports measures to improve
the quality of life for teenage cancer patients during their
frequent and debilitating stays in hospitals. Teenagers are an age
group onto themselves and require occupational and social
activities to help keep up their motivation, which is so
desperately needed to fight their illness and cope with the harsh
regimes of treatment and the isolation from school, friends and
family that it brings.