The Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association (CICRA) is dedicated to creating a wider understanding of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, particularly as it affects children and young adults. It raises funds to support approved medical and scientific research aimed at finding more effective treatments and an eventual cure.
CICRA sponsors Research Fellowships and PhD studentships and gives grants for approved research projects in major gastroenterological centres nationwide. Investment in research has led to new treatments to help sufferers and has helped to train many of the specialists who today treat children throughout the UK.
Support and understanding is given to parents and carers of children and teenagers through the many people working with CICRA who have been through the same experience.