The Children's Cancer Project

Home / Children's Cancer Project

Over 10,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year.  As the leading cause of death in children younger than 15, this group of cancers includes leukemia, brain cancer and cancers of the central nervous system.

To fulfill the National Cancer Center’s desire to provide funds for pediatric cancer research and education, we created the Children’s Cancer Project to investigate prevention and treatment of pediatric oncology, as well as public education relating to detection.  Our fellowship to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia focuses on neuroblastoma, the most common solid tumor cancer found in children. 

    Three Reasons Why You Should Support The Children's Cancer Project

    1 We have a long, credible history of success in cancer research and treatment.
    Founded in 1953 by Dr. Ernest Ayre, NCC has been the pioneer of many breakthroughs. Dr. Ayre was one of the first to refine and promote the Pap smear for women, a test that has saved the lives of thousands of women through early detection and treatment. Over the years, NCC has funded a wide variety of cancer research programs at such major medical research facilities as Harvard School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Yale University, Yeshiva University, and NYU School of Medicine. Recently, the president of NCC’s Scientific Medical Advisory Board, from Duke University, led a team that was awarded the AACR Team Science Award for their work to understand the most common and lethal form of brain cancer.

    2 We are dedicated to educating Americans on how they can reduce their risk of cancer.
    Over the past few years, NCC has distributed a number of education and prevention packets on such topics as breast, lung, prostate, and colorectal cancer, as well as needle biopsy aspiration. Other areas of our work include mailing information packets designed to help prevent skin cancer during summer months. (If you would like further information on any of this material, please write to us at NCC, 88 Sunnyside Boulevard, Suite 307, Plainview, NY 11803.)

    3 Even if it hasn’t already -- cancer will strike someone you love.
    One out of every five deaths in America is from cancer. And perhaps saddest of all, cancer causes more deaths in children between the ages of one and 14 years than any other disease. Only through research can we effectively lower the odds of this dreaded disease hurting someone you love.


You can help this program here by using PayPal



  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose foods from plant sources--such as whole grain cereals, breads, rice, pasta and beans.
  • Avoid processed, salt-cured, salt-pickled and smoked foods.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco in any form.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so moderately.


  • Exercise!
  • Be moderately active for a half-hour a day.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Protect your skin when outside; avoid too much sunlight.
  • Wear protective clothing, hats, and use effective sunscreens.


  • Visit your doctor for appropriate cancer-screening tests.
  • When cancer is detected early, treatment is the most successful.
  • Get checkups for breast, cervix, colon and prostate cancers.
  • Avoid unnecessary x-rays.
  • Take control of your own health.

Lower your risk of getting cancer
by making a few changes in your daily routine!

Eat plenty of fresh fruits…

…and vegetables.


Be active.


Studies show that about half of cancer deaths could be prevented.
Take the steps necessary to stay healthy and reduce your rick of cancer:

  • Exercise!  Get plenty of physical activity.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid the midday sun.
  • Protect your skin with a hat, shirt, and sunscreen.
  • Get regular cancer screening tests.
  • Keep your health records up to date.
  • Check your home for potential cancer-causing agents such as radon, benzene and some herbicides and pesticides.

Cancer survival rates are improving, thanks to
early detection and advances in treatment.


Aggressive Cancer Research

The Aggressive Cancer Research program of NCC specializes in fundraising for colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.

learn more...


The Breast Cancer Project

The Breast Cancer Project specifically funds grants focusing on breast and research and prevention.  The program was by NCC created because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.

learn more...


Children's Cancer Project

The Children's Cancer Project of NCC provides funds for pediatric cancer research and community education.

learn more...


Fighting Childhood Leukemia

The Fighting Childhood Leukemia (FCL) program of NCC provides additional research funding for the single most common form of cancer in children, leukemia.  Childhood leukemias account for more than one-third of all new cases of childhood cancers.

learn more...