Every year, nearly 16,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. While the overall survival rate has improved over the past few decades, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in children behind only accidents. And for those who survive, life is often complicated and compromised by life-long, chronic health challenges including heart disease, stunted growth, infertility, secondary cancers, and premature death.
At CURE, we are working fervently to drive forward research which will result in better treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Our goal is to save lives – and entire lifetimes. To this end, we focus our funding on research which is likely to get to the bedside within five years.