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.

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For 26 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 trials 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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Meet Micaela
2 July 2018

I am Micaela, and am currently 15, but was diagnosed with non-HPV cervical cancer when I was 14 years old. I am currently on immunotherapy (Nivolumab) and have had radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.  I was diagnosed in January of 2017, in a local OB/GYN office.  She referred me to a GYN oncologist, who took a […]

Meet Izzy
29 May 2018

My name is Isabella Dean. I’m 8 years old, and I’m a cancer survivor. When I was 21 months old, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. I was very sick and had to spend a lot of time in the hospital. I […]