CureSearch Responds to Questions about COG Foundation


CureSearch for Children's Cancer is pleased to respond to the questions our donors and volunteers are asking about the announcement that the Children's Oncology Group (COG) has established a foundation.

As announced last week, CureSearch is expanding its research funding by increasing support of clinical trials conducted by COG member hospitals, and also by supporting important basic, clinical and translational research at academic medical centers, hospitals, and research institutes. CureSearch believes that understanding all aspects of children’s cancer – from its causes to its consequences – can help advance treatment and survivorship.

Dollars raised at the CureSearch Walk events will continue to support enrollment in COG therapeutic trials and we expect to increase these dollars each year. Last year, CureSearch provided $750,000 in PCR and this year, we are providing $1.5 million. As our Walk program continues to grow, we will provide more and more money to PCR.

In tandem with CureSearch's expansion of funding, the COG has created a foundation. Through this foundation, COG will look to partner with CureSearch and other organizations to fund children's cancer research. CureSearch and the COG will also continue to have a working relationship as CureSearch employs the staff in Arcadia, California who run the COG Operations and Statistics and Data Centers.

When you participate in CureSearch events and activities, you are raising money in your community, from your friends and family for COG clinical trials and other important children’s cancer research. We are unaware of any COG Foundation plans to conduct fundraising activities in communities through patients and families. We understand the COG would like organizations such as CureSearch to continue grassroots fundraising and provide funds raised to your hospitals for clinical trials. In addition, CureSearch will fund promising research beyond clinical trials and provide additional resources for patients and families as they navigate the world of children's cancer.

Rest assured that CureSearch will continue to work with you, your hospitals, and communities to raise funds not only for COG clinical trials but also to more fully resource the entire children's cancer research community so that we can achieve our goal of a cure for every child with cancer.

Read more about our recent expansion and funding announcements.

Christine Bork
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