The Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA), founded in 1999 as The Children’s Cause, Inc., was established to take a leadership role in advocacy and training on national issues affecting childhood cancer.
Our mission is to accelerate availability and access to innovative therapies that are safer and more effective in the treatment, prevention and follow-up of childhood cancer. As families, survivors and consumers, we act as a catalyst to stimulate pediatric drug discovery and development and to help ensure care for the nearly 300,000 survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer.
We work closely with leaders in the National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, Congress and the pharmaceutical industry to make a difference in the pace and efficiency of getting new treatments to children. We fill a strategic national gap, by advancing policy and system improvements with a sense of urgency from families and survivors that childhood cancer must be eradicated.
CCCA is dedicated to monitoring, advocating and disseminating information about vital national issues facing children with cancer and their families. CCCA is supported by corporate and foundation grants, and by caring friends and families. Our efforts focus on the day when childhood cancer will no longer be the leading disease killer of our children.