Research gets Results
Because of research, the cancer death rate has decreased more dramatically for children than for any other age group.
Founded in 1982 by physicians, parents and community leaders, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) has raised over $47 Million for cancer research. This represents the persistent hard work of physicians, researchers, volunteers, staff and community partners who are dedicated to the health of our future generation—our children. Our mission has expanded over the course of time: We identify and fund leading edge researchers that promises the best hope for a cure of childhood cancer.
At the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, our vision continues to be – Eliminate childhood cancer through leading edge research.
PCRF is a pioneer in fighting pediatric cancer. Since our inception, through our funding of emerging research we have made a positive impact in improving childhood cancer survival rates from 10% to over 80%. Breakthrough research has helped improve cancer survival rates more dramatically for children than for any other age group. However, there are still childhood cancers that have not had the same results – many aggressive cancers continue to devastate families and rob children of their childhoods. There is still much to be done and our sense of urgency is greater than ever.
Given the new recommendations of the CDC and Health Department guidelines, the signature events of PCRF will be presenting new formats to support and advance pediatric cancer research! Your “participation” is more important than ever as we navigate these extraordinary circumstances. Thank you for walking this path with us to fund research offering the best hope for a cure to childhood cancer.
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Meet Our Warriors
Cancer Warriors are the children and families who have a personal story to tell because they have been on the front lines fighting this disease and fighting for their lives. They know better than anyone how a cure for childhood cancer can change the world.
Each of the Cancer Warriors have had to battle malignant disease and face the challenges of treatments, side effects, and after effects of childhood cancer. Reading their stories will give you a window into the lives of the people you whose worlds you will help change when you offer your support. By donating in their honor you help the children and families yet to be diagnosed. Your gift gives hope!
Meet Our Researchers
Our researchers are M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s who are passionately motivated to give children and families hope for a future without childhood cancer through the success of pediatric cancer research. They are conducting research in Stem Cell Transportation, Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Oncology, Molecular and Cellular Genetics and more.