About Childhood Cancer
We’re leading the way to a cure
Although childhood cancer is rare, it is still the leading cause of death by disease in children in the United States. 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:
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
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
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