Mariah
Osteosarcoma Survivor
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Josh
Brain Tumor Survivor
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Sydney
Leukemia Survivor
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Alijah
Leukemia Survivor
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Rosie
Wilms Tumor Survivor
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Ryan
Leukemia Survivor
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Sydney
Retinoblastoma Survivor
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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

The remarkable quality of stem cells is that they can develop into any kind of cell in the human body. These “building block” cells can also renew, or replicate, themselves, over and over again, creating millions of new cells. Researchers see great promise in these traits. Read More

Post-treatment

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