CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the cure for children's cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barriers, and solving the field's most challenging problems. CureSearch fights every day to make treatment possible and a cure probable for the 36 children diagnosed with cancer daily. This is done in three ways:
- Accelerating the cure for children at the greatest risk of losing their battle with cancer by posing essential challenges to scientists and inviting teams to overcome them with novel research approaches.
- Supporting children's enrollment in clinical trials that have the potential to save their lives today.
- Providing resources and education, so that no child faces a cancer diagnosis without a fully equipped support team behind them.
Ultimately, CureSearch is working to change the odds for those children most at risk.
In the last 40 years, the overall survival rate for children's cancer has increased from 10% to 78%. Still, for many types of children's cancer, the survival rate is much less. Consider the following:
- Every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer.
- Children's cancer affects all ethnic, gender, and socio-economic groups.
- The average age of children diagnosed is six.
- More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each.