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Advancing Cure, Transforming Care

Childhood is a time of innocence and joy. Unfortunately, there is a growing, unrecognized menace that robs our children and adolescents of this special moment in their lives. Every year, more than 250,000 children and adolescents below 20, are diagnosed with cancer. 90,000 do not survive. Many more remain undiagnosed and unreported as 80 per cent of these children are from low and middle income countries where health systems are weak, health services are often inaccessible and unaffordable and essential medicines are either not available or too expensive. Even developed countries are faced with the burden of childhood cancer as it is now the leading non-communicable disease (NCD) related cause of deaths in high income countries and a growing number of middle income countries.

Childhood Cancer International believes that every child and adolescent with cancer must get access to quality cancer care, anywhere in the world. It is committed to ensuring that childhood cancer becomes a global child health priority and that children/adolescents with cancer everywhere, receive the treatment and care they need.

Formed in 1994, Childhood Cancer International is now the largest patient support organization for childhood cancer. It has 181 member organizations in 90 countries, across 5 continents. Of these, 20 are national networks.

CCI believes

That every child and adolescent with cancer – regardless or financial of social class, race or native origin – deserves access to the best possible treatment and medical care. Parents of children with cancer must have access to the information they require to make informed decisions about their child’s treatment.

Families of children with cancer need to be active partners in the whole continuum of care: from diagnosis to follow up care.

​Children and adolescents with cancer and their families should not go through this journey alone. They need support, assistance and caring. ​

Building Connections CCI Global Network

Currently CCI represents 183 childhood cancer parent organizations in 93 countries (15/12/2016).

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CCI Global Network North America Latin America and Caribbean Africa Europe Asia Oceania

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Upcoming Events

  • 49th International SIOP-CCI Childhood Cancer Congress

    When: October 12-15, 2017
    Where: Washington, DC, USA

    Dear members, survivors and friends, The CCI Board and Local Organizing Committee are excited to welcome you to the U.S. Nation’s Capital and the 49th International SIOP-CCI Childhood Cancer Congress! This Congress is about YOU! It’s about what is happening in your countries to decrease childhood cancer mortality and increase quality of life for children with cancer and their families. This is an opportunity for you to meet other grassroots leaders, to learn about projects, childhood cancer research and innovative ideas on what is effectively happening in countries around the world.....
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  • DO NOT MISS! - The 9th CCI Europe Regional Conference

    When: April 13-15, 2018
    Where: Lisbon, Portugal

    Dear members, survivors and friends! We are pleased to invite you to attend the 9th CCI Europe Regional Conference 13th-15th April 2018 in Lisbon (Portugal)”. The conference is hosted by the Portuguese Childhood Cancer Association ACREDITAR, whose representatives will welcome us in Lisbon....
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Today, I am standing before you because of the blessing, good wishes and prayers of my family, teachers, friends and all my elders, the professional competence of my doctors and above all, God has been kind to me. My struggle with cancer began when I was 12 years of age. I was in the eighth class and was an energetic sportsman. I was expecting to win medals on the annual sports day in my school... Read More »

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