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Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund

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Alarmingly, Bone Cancer is Britain's Number 1 Teenage Cancer. The Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund raises money for vital research, into osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma, promotes awareness and education, advocates a "Patient Voice" and also campaigns for patients' rights including important welfare reform for young people undergoing long term treatment programmes which may result in permanent physical disability.

Founded in 2002 by teenage bone cancer patient Guy Francis shortly before his death, the Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund is dedicated to questioning "Why" primary bone cancer is Britain's Number 1 Teenage and Young Adult Cancer. By funding vital medical and social research, the Fund works towards finding answers to issues covering the cause and treatment of this rare cancer, as well as of lifestyle, environment, detection and low survival rates for these young patients. Through campaigning and advocacy, it seeks to advance awareness and education amongst the general public and healthcare professionals, it encourages patients to ask for expert advice so reducing risk to their long-term survival due to delay or misdiagnosis. Through its "Patient Voice" programme, it also lobbies Government and Agencies on patients' rights, national research funding inadequacies and important welfare reform issues associated with long-term treatment and physical disability.

Charity No: 1144188

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