Our Mission

End childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a 501(c)3 U.S.-based non-profit foundation that accelerates the search for cures for children’s cancer by driving innovation, overcoming research barriers and solving the field’s most challenging problems. We fight every day to make new, better treatments possible for the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day. We do this by:

  • Catapulting strong medical research through the research pipeline to advance better, less-toxic children’s cancer treatments
  • Breaking down barriers and convening the right players to focus on our shared goal: saving kids NOW
  • Providing resources and education, so no child faces a cancer diagnosis without a fully-equipped support team

Our History

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has been a driving force behind childhood cancer research for 30 years. For many of those years CureSearch (originally known as the National Childhood Cancer Foundation) acted as the fiscal agent for National Cancer Institute grants to members of the Children’s Oncology Group.

In 2012, CureSearch became a privately funded organization, no longer constrained -or supported – by a complex and bureaucratic government granting system. We seized this opportunity to examine the field of childhood cancer research and treatment, and to really understand the systemic barriers that keep new and less toxic treatments from reaching children in the clinic. We re-engineered our research portfolio to demand real patient impact from our funding, instead of being satisfied with publishing in academic journals. We now focus on projects with the greatest potential to reach pediatric clinical trials by the end of the three-year award, holding our researchers accountable to rigorous milestones while providing them with scientific and industry expertise to help ensure their research is engineered to advance into the clinic and ultimately, to the kids who are depending on us.

With our cutting-edge research strategy and industry leading resources, CureSearch is leading the field in driving and delivering results so that children can lead long, healthy, productive lives.

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