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Dr. John L. Cleveland Associate Center Director of Basic Science at Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL Read More
Family Resources / Organizations

Organizations

Children's Oncology Group

www.childrensoncologygroup.org

Our Mission: To cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care.

This site also houses a link for CureSearch.org. CureSearch represents the combined efforts of the National Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Children’s Oncology Group. At CureSearch.org parents and families of children coping with cancer will find educational and support resources.

National Cancer Institute

www.cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute site is a good source to find: Clinical trials, clinical results, educational material, noteworthy clinical trials, and conducting clinical trials.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients necessary for cancer research through the award of construction grants.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium

www.pbtc.org

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) is a multidisciplinary cooperative research organization devoted to the study of correlative tumor biology and new therapies for primary CNS tumors of childhood.

Our Mission: Its mission is to contribute rapidly and effectively to the understanding and cure of these tumors through the conduct of multi-center, multidisciplinary, innovative studies with designs and analyses based on uniformly high quality statistical science.?While the primary mission of the PBTC is to identify through laboratory and clinical science superior treatment strategies for children with brain cancers, the PBTC investigators recognize their profound responsibility to meet the special needs of the children and families as they face this enormous challenge. Members are committed to working within their institutions and communities to improve support services and follow up care for these patients and their families.