15 Feb 2017

International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

PRESS RELEASE

February 15th is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for children in Canada, yet only 4% of cancer research funding is dedicated towards children’s cancers. (more…)

15 Feb 2017

Staff working offsite due to fire

Childhood Cancer Canada’s offices are closed today due to a six-alarm fire in a neighbouring building. We are working offsite, however, and can be reached at info@childhoodcancer.ca.

For any inquiries or interviews regarding Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, please contact Natasha Bowes, National Program Manager, at natasha@childhoodcancer.ca.

A heartfelt thank you to the firefighters, police officers, and first responders for keeping everyone safe. You’re all heroes.

 

 

24 Mar 2016
KRG2

Thank you KRG Children’s Foundation!

Thank you KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation for your generous donation of $10,000 towards Childhood Cancer Canada’s emPower Pack Program! We are so grateful for your support. (more…)

24 Mar 2016
Team-Butterfly

Guest Blog: Team Butterfly of Hope Walks for Kids with Cancer

Barb is a passionate fundraiser, and an accomplished walker! She’s walked all across North America to raise funds for cancer charities with her team: Butterfly of Hope. We are so thrilled that her team will be walking for Childhood Cancer Canada, and we asked her write a blog about how she is walking towards a cure! (more…)

01 Dec 2015
grant

3 new grants were funded in the 2014/2015 C17 Research Network operating grant competition

Towards a pan-Canadian DICER1 clinical and research network

Principal Investigator: William Foulkes, Mc Gill University

A group of rare cancers that occur very early in infancy has been shown to be caused by mutations in a single gene called DICER1. These cancers have been hard to study because they are so rare. Dr. Foulkes is forming a network that will pool together clinical information, genetic information and patient samples, creating an important research resource for studying tumours with DICER1 mutations. This network of researchers and doctors will use this information to learn more about how to identify at-risk infants with DICER1 mutations and how to treat their rare cancers. (more…)