CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Commits $5.5 Million to Children’s Cancer Research this Year

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to announce that during this fiscal year, the Foundation will contribute $5.5 million to children’s cancer research and activities. 

$1.5 Million in Clinical Trials Research for Local Hospitals

Using money raised at CureSearch events across the nation, including the CureSearch Walk, a minimum of $1.5 million will be given directly to Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member hospitals to help support the cost of enrolling children in therapeutic clinical trials.  These trials are critical to advancing research and treatment.  At a time when federal government funding has been reduced, supplementing the high cost of clinical trials is essential to ensuring all eligible children, in markets large and small, can be enrolled in trials.

Support for Specific Diseases and Disciplines

Each year, CureSearch funds research priorities in specific cancer types and discipline areas, such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adolescents and young adults, and long-term follow-up care.  This year, CureSearch is funding $3.5 million in research projects focusing on:

Ewing sarcoma Acute Mylogeneous Leukemia
Osteosarcoma Hepatoblastoma
Wilms Tumor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Rhabdomyosarcoma Neuroblastoma
Brain Tumors Survivorship

CureSearch will also provide an additional $500,000 of funding for projects such as a new Family Handbook that was prepared in partnership with the COG Nursing Committee and providing support for the annual COG medical meeting.  This meeting provides an opportunity for physicians, nurses and researchers to come together to review findings and set their future medical/research agenda.

We are grateful to each and every one of you for supporting the many CureSearch for Children’s Cancer events and activities.  In the coming months, we look forward to sharing more information with you about the successes derived from research conducted at your local children’s cancer hospitals.

Christine Bork
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(800) 458-6223

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