Where are children treated in the region?
The North of England is a large region covering Cumbria, County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyneside. Most of the children diagnosed in this region will come to the Paediatric Oncology Unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle for treatment. This is more than two children and young people from our region every single week.
Thanks to research carried out over the last 25 years and continuous improvement in therapy, almost 75% of children and young people with cancer can now be cured.