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CureSearch Catapult: Why It Was Created

Posted: June 21, 2017

This is the second post in our “Introduction to Catapult” series on the blog. Each week we will highlight a new Catapult topic so you can better understand this groundbreaking strategy.

Our goal at CureSearch is to protect the future of all children diagnosed with cancer by advancing better, less toxic treatments. Through our Catapult strategy, we want to quickly catapult children’s cancer research out of the lab and into the clinic and commercialization, where it can broadly reach children. We want to save kids NOW.

Why do we feel such a strong need to do this? Unfortunately, children’s cancer research often dies in what is known as the “Valley of Death.” This Valley is the gap where research falls without the funding and support to launch clinical trials and the drug development process. That means this research never becomes available to the children who could benefit from it the most.

CureSearch Catapult Strategy Infographic

That’s why cancer continues to be the #1 disease killer of children, along with these unacceptable statistics:

1 out of 8 children with cancer will not survive.

In the last 20 years, only 4 cancer treatments have been specifically developed and approved for children.

43 children are diagnosed with cancer every single day.

60% of those children who survive suffer devastating side effects.

Too many children are still dying of cancer, and the only way to change this is to uncover new treatments with less toxicity. Children deserve better. They deserve long, healthy lives.

That is why we created CureSearch Catapult.

Read more about how Catapult is leading the way to advance better less toxic children’s cancer treatments.

Help us advance better, less toxic treatments for children with cancer by donating toward Catapult’s lifesaving strategy. Give today so these children can survive and live longer, healthier lives tomorrow.

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CureSearch Catapult: Why It Was Created was last modified: December 21st, 2017 by Geoff Duncan


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