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Improving the Lives of Children with Cancer

The Michael Cuccione Foundation funds the following key investigators in the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at the Child & Family Research Institute. Our research teams are making significant inroads into their understanding of cancer cells - how cancer cells form, how they divide and multiply, how they move and spread, what they need to survive and how the harmful side effects of current therapies can be reduced.

Each team has a unique approach, yet their varied research programs still share the common themes of developing safer, better and more personalized therapies for childhood cancer, and finding ways of reducing their harmful side effects. The Michael Cuccione Foundation's "ongoing commitment and support enables our dedicated scientists, clinicians and researchers to engage in a wide range of research: basic science that deepens our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of cancer; the development of therapies to diagnose disease; the identification of conditions leading to relapse; and the personalization of treatment - all aimed at improving children's quality of life during and after care."

A steady flow of funding makes research possible. Ongoing support from donors like the Michael Cuccione Foundation is crucial if we are to remain at the forefront of cancer research and continue to have the ability to recruit and retain some of the world’s top scientists. Only through research can we develop less invasive therapies and, eventually, find a cure for childhood cancer.
Dr. Kirk R. Schultz
Director, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital

Our scientists lead teams that, together, are making significant inroads into our understanding of cancer.