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Childhood Cancer International was founded in 1994, as an umbrella organization of childhood cancer grassroots and national parent organizations.
Today, CCI is the largest patient support organization for childhood cancer. It is a global, parent-driven non-profit that represents more than 180 parent organizations, childhood cancer survivor associations, childhood cancer support groups, and cancer societies, in over 90 countries, across 6 continents.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the largest, most respected paediatric cancer research hospitals in the world and is non-profit. No family receives a bill from the hospital, ever. St. Jude treats about 8,600 patients a year including patients from around the world.
Over the last 60 years, their research and treatments have helped raise paediatric cancer survival rates in the US from 20% to 80% and even 94% for some types of cancer. St. Jude treats all patients regardless of race, religion or the ability to pay. Globally 400,000 children (0-19 years) are diagnosed with cancer each year of which roughly 1000 are South African.
Aims of the SACCSG:
- To advance the study and knowledge of cancers in children
- To organise regional and national trials of therapy
- To improve the care and treatment of children with cancer
- To promote a comprehensive approach towards the child with cancer so as to achieve optimal health, growth and development
- To foster collaboration between specialists working in different fields in paediatric oncology
- To provide a forum for discussion of developments in childhood cancer
- To promote education and disseminate knowledge about paediatric cancer