What We Fund
With only 4 percent of federal cancer funding dedicated to childhood cancer, support from Children’s Cancer Research Fund is crucial to finding safer, more effective therapies for kids battling cancer.
Here is how we use your donations to advance childhood cancer research, services and awareness:
We fund innovative and promising research.
LAUNCHING NEW IDEAS
We give seed grants for innovative research projects that hold great promise but don’t yet qualify for federal or larger funding. Without this support, many brilliant ideas wouldn’t move forward.
FILLING FUNDING GAPS
Gaps in research funding slow down or halt potentially lifesaving projects. We fill these funding gaps so we can bring better treatments to kids more quickly.
Your dollar could be the dollar that uncovers a cure. Every $1 donated helps researchers secure an additional $18 of additional funding from the government and other sources.
TURNING CLINICAL TRIALS INTO STANDARD TREATMENTS
Clinical trials are critical to providing kids with options when they’ve exhausted the existing treatment protocols. These trials also test novel treatments that lead to new and improved therapies for kids with cancer everywhere.
We collaborate with leading researchers who stay keenly attuned to the ever-changing landscape of cancer research. The research we fund is shared with more than 9,000 experts around the globe, helping accelerate promising discoveries.
TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF RESEARCHERS
Fewer doctors are choosing a career in hematology/oncology, so we’re helping attract and train researchers by funding emerging scientists and fellowships that build experience and expertise. For more than 35 years, Children's Cancer Research Fund has funded over 90 fellows who are working around the world to create safer, more effective treatments for kids.