International Childhood Cancer Organizations

Cancer in children is rare. Worldwide, children who develop cancer can generally be treated for the disease if they live in developed countries; however, in developing countries, childhood cancer often not cured. The most common cancer diagnosed in children (aged 0–14 years) is leukaemia, except in Africa, where Kaposi sarcoma and Burkitt lymphoma are predominant (Global Cancer Facts & Figures, 2nd Edition).

For additional information on childhood cancer, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.

Cord Blood Center

The Cord Blood Center is an organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of cord blood banking. Umbilical cord blood has helped children survive over 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and anemia and is now being used in older patients. Our mission is to help others understand how they can benefit and help save the lives of sick children in need. There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants thanks to donors worldwide. With more awareness we can increase this number and further save the lives of children and adolescents battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We have also created a free downloadable guide as well as user friendly content relating to cord blood and how cord blood banking works which can be found here.


American Childhood Cancer Organization (USA)

The American Childhood Cancer Organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. They have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country that provide direct services to families in their communities.

National Office
P.O. Box 498
Kensington MD 20895-0498
United States of America
Toll-free: 855-858-2226
Fax: 301-962-3521

Twitter: @accorg
Facebook: American Childhood Cancer Organization
YouTube: ACCO

The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (USA)

The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF), through its support of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, has created a standard of excellence in the treatment of children with chronic, life-threatening blood disorders since 1952. We are the oldest and largest charitable organization in the U.S. dedicated to the care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Over the years, CCBF has helped the Division grow into one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind.

Administrative Office
333 East 38th Street, Suite 830
New York, New York 10016
Tel: 212.297.4336
Fax: 212.297.4340

Twitter: @ChildrensCBF
Facebook: Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation
Pinterest: CCBF
LinkedIn: Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation

The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (Lebanon)

The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon is a non-profit medical institution dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of pediatric cancer. The center is affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, founded by Lebanese U.S. comedian and actor Danny Thomas. He had a dream to open a similar medical institute in his ancestral home of Lebanon.

Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL)
American University of Beirut, Medical Center (AUBMC)
Building 56
Clémenceau Street
Beirut, Lebanon
P.O. Box 113-5067
T: +961 1 351515 +961 1 366052
M: +961 70 351515
F: +961 1 360496

Twitter: @CCCLebanon
Facebook: Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon
YouTube: ChildrensCancerCL
Instagram: @ccclebanon

Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research

The Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research (CCIA) is the only independent medical research institute in Australia dedicated to research into the causes, prevention, better treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer. They conduct world-class translational childhood cancer research and work towards their vision of saving the lives of all children with cancer.

PO Box 81
Randwick NSW 2031
Toll-free: 1-800-685-686
Fax: (02) 9662-6583

Twitter: @KidsCancerInst
Facebook: Children’s Cancer Institute
YouTube: Children’s Cancer Institute
Instagram: @kidscancerinst

The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) (UK)

CCLG is the national association of healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of children and younger teenagers with cancer. We are also a registered UK charity.

CCLG members underpin all activity in paediatric oncology in the UK and promote research and best standards of care for children.

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)
University of Leicester
3rd Floor, Hearts of Oak House
9 Princess Road West
Leicester LE1 6TH

Tel: +44 (0)116 249 4460
Fax: +44 (0)116 249 4470

Twitter: @CCLG_UK
Facebook: Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
YouTube: ChildCancerCCLG

Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance (CCPA)

Previously known as The National Alliance of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations (NACCPO), The Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance is a UK registered cancer charity to aid the stability of children’s lives when they have been diagnosed with cancer. The charity focuses on the wellbeing and support of the whole family to bring together member groups to help the family in difficult times during treatment and medication.

Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance
Twitter: @ChildCancerPA
Facebook: CCPA Charity

Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.

Fueled by compassion since opening our doors in 1981, our team has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Our investments in key research initiatives and patient care have led to innovative treatments, faster cures, new discoveries, and compassionate quality-of-life programs that give hope to pediatric patients and their families.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund
7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Toll Free: 1-888-422-7348
Main: 952-893-9355
Fax: 952-893-9366

Twitter: @childrenscancer

The Children’s Tumor Foundation

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF), the term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis.

Children’s Tumor Foundation
95 Pine Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005-1703
Phone: 212-344-6633
Toll Free: 1-800-323-7938
Fax: 212-747-0004

Twitter: @ChildrensTumor
Facebook: Children’s Tumor Foundation
Instagram: @childrenstumor

CURE Childhood Cancer (USA)

CURE was established in 1975 as a grassroots organization with one crystal-clear mission: to save lives. At the time, the survival rate of children with cancer was a bleak ten percent. Our founders were determined to change that. With a very real sense of urgency, CURE focused on improving the care and quality of life – as well as the survival rates – of children with cancer.

Now, thirty-seven years later, we’ve helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate to 80%. While that may sound impressive, it’s not good enough for us. Nothing less than 100% will ever be good enough. That’s why, over the years, we’ve expanded our mission to focus more heavily on research. It’s through research that we’ll find the cure for childhood cancer – and reach that 100% survival rate goal we’re so committed to.

CURE Childhood Cancer
1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N-402
Atlanta, GA 30338

Phone: 770-986-0035 or 800-443-CURE (2873)
Fax: 770-986-0038


Twitter: @CUREchildcancer
Facebook: CURE Childhood Cancer
YouTube: CURE Childhood Cancer
Pinterest: CURE Childhood Cancer
Instagram: @curechildcancer

International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO)

The mission of the ICCCPO is to share information and experiences to improve access to the best possible treatment and care for children with cancer through an international network of parent support groups and survivor networks and by advocating for increased awareness of childhood cancer at both local and international levels.

International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organization
Twitter: @IntChildCancer

South African Children’s Cancer Study Group (SACCSG)

This website provides Practitioners and Parents with information about cancer in children in South Africa. The South African Childrens Cancer Study Group aims to improve care and treatment for children living with cancer as well as to organize regional and national trials of therapy.

Secretary: Jennifer Geel
Phone: 011 488 3294/3290

The Pablove Foundation

The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.

We fight on in order to amplify one simple message: kids get cancer too.
Your support of The Pablove Foundation helps us help kids with cancer.

The Pablove Foundation
6607 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323.657.5557
Fax: 323.952.2897

Twitter: @pablove
Facebook: Pablove Foundation
YouTube: The Pablove Foundation
Pinterest: The Pablove Foundation
Instagram: @pablovefoundation

World Child Cancer

The objective of World Child Cancer is to improve children’s survival rates in developing countries. Although 50% of cancer in children is curable, many countries do not have the resources to treat childhood cancer. This results in thousands of children dying needlessly. World Child Cancer provides guidance and funding to these countries.

World Child Cancer
Twitter: @WChildCancer
Facebook: World Child Cancer

International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) (Switzerland)

The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) was founded in the late 1960’s. It has grown into a dynamic and vibrant global organisation. SIOP has over 1000 members worldwide including doctors, nurses, other health-care professionals, scientists and other researchers. SIOP’s members are dedicated to increasing knowledge about all aspects of childhood cancer. SIOP’s vision is that no child should die of cancer.

SIOP Secretariat
c/o Kenes Associations Worldwide
1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet
PO Box 1726
CH – 1211 Geneva 1
Tel: +41 22 906 91 69
Fax: +41 22 906 91 40

SIOP Membership Services
c/o Kenes Associations Worldwide
1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet
PO Box 1726
CH – 1211 Geneva 1
Tel : +41 22 906 91 69; Fax : +41 22 732 26 07
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