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Our Mission

Our mission is to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.

Recognizing a broken system, growing obstacles, and unmet needs in drug development, we’ve launched an innovative and unique strategy to address the urgent, critical need for new and better childhood cancer treatments. By supporting CureSearch, you’re funding research that’s on the path to quickly becoming a drug accessible to the children who so desperately need new treatment options, and you’re providing innovative platforms that allow stakeholders to work smarter, faster, and more collaboratively.

Together, we’re changing the drug development landscape from within and accelerating the development of safe, effective treatments for the 47 children diagnosed with cancer each day.

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 all children diagnosed with cancer have safe and effective treatment options.

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