Childhood Cancer - General
American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. To learn about a specific type of cancer in children, use the scroll down menu in the "select a cancer type" section and click on the specific cancer type.
American Childhood Cancer Organization - The American Childhood Cancer Organization is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
Beyond the Cure: Information for Survivors of Childhood Cancer - The mission of Beyond the Cure is to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their new life as survivors and successfully handle the challenges that are ahead of them and to celebrate survivorship. This site provides valuable information on the late effects of treatment as well as information on general survivorship issues.
Camp Mak-A-Dream - Camp Mak-A-Dream is operated by Children's Oncology Camp Foundation and is a medically supervised, cost-free camp for children (ages 6-13), teens (ages 14-18) and young adults (ages 18-25) with cancer and their siblings (ages 6-17).
Cancer.Net - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. To find information on childhood cancers, simply click on cancer type and choose from the list provided.
Childhood Cancer Resource Center - This site is maintained by Clinical Cancer Guides, a publisher of books that help families of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer.
Childhood Cancer Survivorship Resource Center - This site is maintained by Clinical Cancer Guides, a publisher of books that help families of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer.
CureSearch - CureSearch represents the combined efforts of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), two organizations united by a common goal: finding a cure for childhood cancer. Comprehensive information on all aspects of childhood cancer can be found at this valuable site.
KidsHealth for Parents: Medical Problems - This site was created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media and aims to provide the best children's health information on the Internet. You will need to scroll down the page to see the information on cancer & tumors.
LITE Program - The LITE program, at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, provides long-term evaluation, support, and health education for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors. This document is in PDF format and requires an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Macmillan Cancer Support: Children's Cancers - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.
National Cancer Institute: Childhood Cancers OR Young People With Cancer: A Handbook for Parents - This government site will provide you with information on treatment, clinical trials and research.
Interactive Tutorials / Videos
Childhood Cancer Research : Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - This video discusses the research done at C.H.O.P to advance treatments for childhood cancer.
Childhood Leukemia: Most Common Childhood Cancer - Patrick Zweidler-McKay, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Cancer Hospital, talks about symptoms, diagnoses and treatment of this blood disease.
Most Common Types of Childhood Cancer According to Age - Jennifer Mack, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Inpatient Oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, explains the most common types of cancer according to the age of a child.
Promises and Challenges of Pediatric Cancer Research - Crystal Mackall, M.D., from the Pediatric Oncology Branch in NCI's Center for Cancer Research, discusses research into pediatric cancers: how they differ from adult cancers, unique challenges, and the importance or pursuing these rarer malignancies.