Group Launches Global Initiative to Support Cancer Research

CURE, Summer 2014, Volume 13, Issue 2

Project: EveryChild is collecting biologic samples, such as blood, tissue and other specimens, from children undergoing treatment.

The world's largest organization dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research is engaging more than 200 pediatric cancer programs around the U.S. to participate in collecting biologic samples, such as blood, tissue and other specimens, from children undergoing treatment. Called Project:EveryChild, the purpose of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) initiative is to develop new treatments for childhood cancers that are both common and rare, including leukemias, lymphomas, solid tumors and tumors of the central nervous system. The information gleaned from these biospecimens will be entered in a secure database that can be accessed by researchers worldwide with the hope they can utilize it to discover more effective and less toxic treatment options, as well as cures.