Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.
Childhood cancers are mostly those of the white blood cells (leukemia), brain, bone, and the lymphatic system (lymphoma). Cancerous tumors also can develop in the muscles, kidneys, and nervous system. Like cancers that occur in adults, each type of childhood cancer behaves differently, but all develop because of an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.
However, children’s cancers do not always act like, get treated like, or respond like adult cancers.
Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for different types of childhood cancer click the links below:
The National Childrens Cancer Society serves as a financial, emotional, and educational resource for families that can’t make ends meet when their child is diagnosed with cancer. Since their inception, they have provided more than $54 million in direct financial assistance to more than 30,000 children nationwide, and we work closely with over 200 hospitals and pediatric oncology units throughout the US.
Visit the resources below to learn more about how The National Childrens Cancer Society can help during treatment.
The Mithil Prasad Foundation supports DIPG research and patients.
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. They are glial tumors, meaning they arise from the brain’s glial tissue—tissue made up of cells that help support and protect the brain’s neurons. These tumors are found in an area of the brainstem (the lowest, stem-like part of the brain) called the pons, which controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate.
440 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 400, Arcadia, CA 91006
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children’s cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer. CureSearch supports clinical trials research at more than 180 local hospitals across the United States. These hospitals participate in National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group. Through the CureSearch Investigational Research Initiative, CureSearch also funds basic and translational research that offers the greatest potential to design treatments and improve outcomes for children with difficult-to-treat cancers.
California hospitals supported by CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
City of Hope
1500 E Duarte Road, Medical Office Bldg. 4th Floor