We’re working to answer the critical questions about childhood cancer: what causes it, how can it be detected and treated successfully, and how to improve the quality of life for patients, survivors, and their families, when they’re getting care as a patient and growing up as a survivor.

Our research goal is simple — find answers that help save lives. Our strategy for funding research is just as straightforward — fund the best science. We have spent more than $4.8 billion since 1946 doing just that — making us the largest private, nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States. This investment has enabled our researchers and scientists throughout the country to make major cancer discoveries.