Osteosarcoma Survivor
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Brain Tumor Survivor
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Leukemia Survivor
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Leukemia Survivor
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Wilms Tumor Survivor
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Leukemia Survivor
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Retinoblastoma Survivor
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Disease Research

Developing lifesaving treatments

The research made possible by Children’s Cancer Research Fund has led to innovative treatments for childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases. While the conditions faced by young patients are varied and complex, our efforts to uncover new information and develop new therapies are united by a single idea: One child with cancer is too many.

Learn more about how Children’s Cancer Research Fund has helped researchers develop breakthrough treatments for childhood cancer:

Brain Tumor Research

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children. Our researchers are steadfastly working to change that. Read More

Leukemia Research

Our researchers are working tirelessly to provide treatment programs that will improve survival rates for high-risk or relapsed patients with leukemia. Overall cure rates for certain types of childhood leukemia continue to improve. Read More

Sarcoma Research

The University of Minnesota is a national and international leader in basic science, clinical research, and the development of advances in the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors. It ranks as one of the top sarcoma research and treatment programs in the nation. Read More

Genetic Disease Research

Genetic diseases in children are rare, difficult to treat and often fatal. As a result, they have captured the attention of researchers at the University of Minnesota, which is on the leading edge of research to treat and eliminate some of these diseases. Read More