Review: The Pediatric Cancer FoundationCancer Websites, Pediatric Cancer — By nygal on August 25, 2008 at 1:26 pm
Since its formation in 1991, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation has funded millions of dollars in grants to leading institutions including All Children’s Research Institute, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, the University of Florida in Gainesville, the University of Miami School of Medicine and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.
Through seed grants, they support research projects that are in the early stages of development. The funds researchers receive help them develop, nourish and begin proving their theories.
In addition to funding valuable seed grants throughout the state of Florida, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation has developed The Sunshine Project, a novel collaborative research initiative that has united the foremost researchers from around the country to fast-track new treatments and increase the survival rate for children battling cancer.
The only way a cure will be found for this disease is through research. Over the past fifty years, research has yielded many answers to the mysteries of pediatric cancer.
These answers come in the form a tremendous increase in the survival rate of pediatric cancer patients. Currently, up to 75% of the children diagnosed can now be cured. However, over 12,500 youth under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer each year and in that time, approximately 2,300 children and teenagers will lose their battle with the disease.
In achieving their mission, we will all share in a future without childhood cancer. The more research the foundation is able to fund, the closer we will come to realizing a future where pediatric cancer is eliminated worldwide.
Please visit: The Pediatric Cancer Foundation to learn more.