Since 1997 the Michael Cuccione Foundation has been dedicated to raising funds for Childhood Cancer Research and supporting children along with their families through such adversity. We can't treat children like adults. In the past the majority of research dollars were spent on adult forms of cancer and little was being done at the childhood level in British Columbia.
This has all changed because of the important seed late Michael Cuccione planted to fund young researchers for childhood cancer and the important legacy that continues. The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program is established at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital. This is the only Childhood Cancer Research Program of its kind in British Columbia. We are blessed with some of the most outstanding researchers in the world that are discovering more breakthroughs and saving more children's lives each day.
What is being learnt at the childhood stage is also helping adult cancers. Research is the only way to finding a cure and we won't stop until a cure is found. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!
As Michael phrased, "ONE PERSON CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH, BUT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE".
Please help us to keep Michael's dream alive, and support the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program. Let's do it for the children.
2016-04-28 | Novel insights into the complexity of graft-versus-host disease - new CNTRP publication by Dr. Kirk Schultz in Blood. Graft-versus-host disease resulting from blood and marrow transplantation can be early diagnosed by measuring CXCL10 protein in blood. details
2015-10-06 | Our sold out 20th Annual Fundraising Gala event with over 780 guests walked into a light up Gold colour theme for the childhood cancer awareness colour. We presented our research team with a cheque for $500,000 and this will go towards the clinical trials for the children that are in need of new hope. We don't want to see children and families having to go out of the country for new treatments. We are so blessed to have outstanding support from beautiful people which allowed us to raise over $360,000 for the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program. details
2015-06-09 | Helping Children SURVIVE CANCER. Thanks to investments in research from organizations like the Michael Cuccione Foundation, researchers and caregivers have seen great improvements in cancer survival rates among children. Children with certain types of cancers, such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, now have survival rates close to 80 per cent. details