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About Childhood Cancer

We’re leading the way to a cure

Overall, 80 percent of childhood cancer cases can be successfully treated, but our work will not stop until no child is lost to cancer. At Children’s Cancer Research Fund, we’re working every day to fund lifesaving research that leads to a cure.

Learn more about different types of childhood cancers and their treatments:

What is Cancer

Cancer is a disease in which the body’s cells grow abnormally (mutate). Normally, healthy cells grow at a steady rate. But with cancer, the cells grow out of control. Read More

Types of Childhood Cancer

Childhood cancers are mostly those of the white blood cells (leukemia), brain, bone, and the lymphatic system (lymphoma). Each type of childhood cancer behaves differently, but all develop because of an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Read More

Treatments and Therapies

Researchers are constantly investigating new treatments and therapies in an effort to cure all childhood cancers. The University of Minnesota Cancer Center is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research facilities. Read More


Even when treatment for childhood cancer yields positive results, young patients and their families must reckon with significant changes to their bodies and their lifestyles. Learn more about the many different aspects of life after treatment. Read More