CancerFree KIDS Crosses $100 Million in Funding for Childhood Cancer Research


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LOVELAND, OH -- CancerFree KIDS, a trailblazing nonprofit organization dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research, announced today that its research investments of nearly $10 million since 2002 have received more than $100 million in follow-on funding, totaling over $114 million to continue studies dedicated to finding better treatments for pediatric cancer. This follow-on funding is funding earned by CancerFree KIDS researchers as a result of their promising findings from CancerFree KIDS-funded research. It shows a 1,200% return on the organization’s initial research funding.

Since its inception, CancerFree KIDS has awarded 215 grants leading to 21 clinical trials, and instigated 296 scientific publications and 57 patents. The funding by CancerFree KIDS has provided the early foundation for four start-up companies by researcher dedicated to childhood cancer research.

"We are immensely proud of the impact we have made in our journey to combat childhood cancer," said Jill Brinck, executive director of CancerFree KIDS. "These achievements are a testament to the dedication of our team, the generosity of our supporters, and the resilience of the childhood cancer community. Together, we are making strides toward a future where no child has to face the devastating impact of cancer."

"I am deeply grateful to the supporters, partners, and the entire pediatric cancer community for their unwavering commitment to our cause," said Dr. Dan Starczynowski, a CancerFree KIDS grant recipient. "Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and make meaningful strides towards a world where every child can thrive free from the burden of cancer."

For more information about CancerFree KIDS and its impactful initiatives, please visit

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