Monday, September 01, 2014

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 2014

Each year in the UK almost three hundred children die as a result of cancer and each week almost one hundred children are told they have cancer. Being diagnosed with cancer is a very frightening experience the result of which can have considerable emotional, practical and financial implications for the whole family. September 2014 is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and there will be a number of differing events across the UK that aim to raise awareness of childhood cancer, its impact and also highlight the benefits of helping children spend more time at home.

For more information about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month please see the CLIC Sargent website:   


For anyone studying cancer and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a selection of our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

- Cancer: the misguided cell/ by David M. Prescott et al.
The biology of cancer / by Robert Allan Weinberg
- Strong opioids and the relief of cancer pain: information for patients, families and friends / Palliative Care Formulary
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Oxford University Press.  [Available as a print journal 1999 onwards, also available as a Keele and NHS accessible e-journal from 1996 onwards]
British Journal of Cancer, Nature Publishing Group [Available a:s a print journal 1979 - 2011, a NHS accessible ejournal from 1947 onwards, and a Keele accessible ejournal from 1999 onwards]

More journals are accessible via
‘Cancer’ current awareness page

‘Child health’ current awareness page

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