CCLG Tissue Bank Pilot Grants


This year marks a significant milestone for the CCLG Tissue Bank, celebrating 20 years of supporting childhood cancer research. To commemorate this achievement CCLG are inviting researchers to apply for funding for novel and innovative biological research projects into a range of childhood cancers.

The aim of these pilot studies should be to investigate the new biology of cancers, potential predictive and prognostic biomarkers to improve diagnosis or treatment, or to validate research methods/ tools for further extensive studies.

These pilot grants enable UK or Ireland based researchers to access samples from the CCLG Tissue Bank in order to test new hypotheses to obtain preliminary data, for extensive biological studies which are then supported by larger project/programme grants from other funding bodies.   

Funding is available into a variety of childhood cancers. These are:

•             Ewing’s sarcoma

•             Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH)

•             Low grade gliomas (e.g. grade I/ II astrocytoma, meningioma and oligodendroglioma subtypes)

•             Medulloblastoma

•             Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (T-Cell variant only)

•             Rare tumours (e.g. adenoma, carcinoma and sarcoma subtypes; retinoblastoma (germline DNA samples only))

•             Rhabdoid tumours

•             Wilms tumour

For further information and how to apply please see: