For Immediate Release
January 17, 2011
Contact
Erica Neufeld
(240) 235-2201
Erica.neufeld@curesearch.org 

Children’s Cancer Website Now Available in Spanish
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Makes Medical Content Available to More Families than Ever Before


Bethesda, MD – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has translated the Foundation’s website, www.curesearch.org in to Spanish, making medical content about children’s cancer available to parents and families whose children have cancer.

Users will find that the entire site has been translated, while maintaining easy-to-use navigation and simple illustrations that depict medical tests and procedures.  Content on the site is housed in four main categories:

Medical Information - contains details about each type of children’s cancer, diagnostic tests, treatment options and long-term effects.

Research - details information to help understand and locate clinical trials and learn about the informed consent process

Coping with Cancer - provides a comprehensive section on dealing with the emotional aspects of caring for a child with cancer

Get Involved - allows people to participate with CureSearch in fundraising, advocacy, and education activities that support funding for children’s cancer research.

“It was important that CureSearch make this information available in Spanish so families are able to understand their child’s diagnosis and treatment,” says John Lehr, president and CEO of CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.  “CureSearch.org is among the most comprehensive medical websites for children’s cancer and we hope that its availability in Spanish will help alleviate the challenges many Spanish-speaking families have in finding information they can understand.”

Each year, 13,500 children under age 19 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States, and 40,000 undergo treatment.  Of these, 20% will not survive and of those who do, three out of five will suffer long-term effects such as secondary cancers and heart disease.  Children’s cancer does not discriminate - if affects all racial, gender, and economic groups.

Visit www.curesearch.org and select Spanish from the list of languages in the upper right.

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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 raises funds for promising research conducted at more than 175 hospitals in the United States, participating in National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group.  CureSearch also funds other clinical, basic and translational research so that researchers can understand all aspects of children’s cancer, from its causes to its consequences. 

Shelby Hammond
Communications Manager
Email Shelby
(240) 235-2205



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