What makes the NPCF so different?

A majority of cancer research focuses on adult treatments and is done within the walls of individual institutions.  In contrast, we fund clinical trials and COLLABORATE with a network of cutting-edge hospitals across the nation to fast track less-toxic, more targeted treatments.
All to increase the survival rate of children battling cancer.

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Childhood & Pediatric Cancer Research

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The Sunshine Project

To aggressively pursue measurable change in the way pediatric cancer research was approached and funded, NPCF formed the Sunshine Project in 2005.   We bring together the nation’s top doctors and researchers to fast-track less toxic, more targeted treatments and increase the survival rate for children battling cancer. Learn More

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For 25 years and counting, the NPCF has been shining the light for children fighting cancer.  We have donated millions of dollars to research and our clinical trails are yielding amazing discoveries that are saving many children’s lives.  Join us and support the ground-breaking research that will make a cure possible.

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Sunshine Project Summit Dinner wrap-up!
13 February 2017

Thank you to the many sponsors, volunteers and keynote speakers who made the Sunshine Project Summit Dinner such a success. We would also like to congratulate our Heart of Gold recipient, Dr. Stephen Lessnick for all of his hard work and dedication to finding a faster cure. Thank you to Alexandra Dillard, Ricky and Leah …

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Lokai joins the fight against pediatric cancer!
1 February 2017

NPCF is thrilled to announce our partnership with Lokai. Lokai is a wearable reminder to find balance through life’s highs and lows. Starting Feb. 1, 2017 Lokai is launching their Black & White Lokai. With each sale of a Black & White Lokai, Lokai will donate $2 to NPCF when you choose this cause on lokai.com/mycause. …

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