CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families.
CURE was established in 1975 thanks to Emory University pediatric oncologist, Dr. Abdel Ragab, who organized a group of parents of his patients to form CURE as a means to build a pediatric oncology research program. At the time, the survival rate of children with cancer was a bleak ten percent. With a sense of urgency, CURE focused on improving the care and quality of life – as well as the survival rates – of children with cancer.
Serious funding for serious research.
In the past ten years, CURE has invested $32 million in innovative research at leading pediatric cancer research institutions across the nation. Our highest priority is our focus on precision medicine, treatment targeted at tumor-driving genes, which is already yielding significant results for children with recurrent and hard-to-treat cancers.
We’re there when people need us most.
The second part of our mission is to support families devastated by a childhood cancer diagnosis through programs designed to meet a family’s emotional, practical, and financial needs quickly and appropriately. CURE is in the hospitals serving meals several days a week, we provide emergency financial support to ease the burden of families in the fight, and we offer professional counseling to patients and family members. These are only a few of the ways we serve cancer patients and their families. CURE’s goal of being an ever-present help to families in crisis encompasses dozens of services designed to lighten the load of the families and make sure they know they aren’t alone.