Kid's Links & Support Groups
Home at NCI: A
web page just for kids with cancer sponsored by the
National Cancer Institute. Here kids can share their
art work, stories and poems. This site has some things
for parents too.
Cancer Family Alliance: is
a non-profit 501C3 children's charity organized to provide
emotional, educational, and practical assistance to
children with cancer and their families treated at the
Texas Medical Center and/or reside in thirteen counties
of the greater Houston area. All programs and services
are provided at no cost to families.
Leukemia Center: This
Center has been created especially for parents and others
caring for a child with leukemia or other cancer.
Network: Every year Children's
Miracle Network helps over 12 million children. By supporting
170 premiere children's hospitals in North America,
CMN gives kids a chance they might not get any other
House Helping Children with Serious Illness and
Grief: The Growth
House Web Page is an international gateway to resources
for life-threatening illness and end of life issues.
Their topic pages will link you to sites around the
world that meet their "best of the net" review
standards that include both content and presentation.
They have also added valuable pain management links.
Care Guide: A
guide to caring for children with cancer at home.
of America: Fulfilling
the wishes of children with serious illnesses.
Kids Corner: A special
section of the outstanding Oncolink site provided by
the University Of Pennsylvania. Includes content on
helping children and their families cope with cancer,
children's artwork, a "Kemo Shark" cartoon
book to help children understand chemotherapy, e-mail
lists specifically for children with or affected by
cancer, and other great features. The site is well-integrated
with the rest of the extensive Oncolink content. Includes
links to related web sites with a focus on pediatric
Oncology Group: The merger
of the four pediatric oncology cooperative groups in
2000-- the Children's Cancer Group, the Pediatric Oncology
Group, Wilms Tumor Study Group, and the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma
Group-- resulted in a single NCI-sponsored network of
pediatric oncology researchers and hospitals. Hospitals
throughout the US, the UK, and European coordinate clinical
research studies on new treatments in childhood cancer.
The Children's Oncology
Group (COG) is expected to provide a more efficient
organization to determine the safety and efficacy of
new treatments for childhood cancer. Please note that
clinical trials are listed in the NCI and NIH databases
as POG, CCG, and COG trials.
For more info http://www.childrenscause.org/research/aboutthecog.asp
Foundation for the
Children's Oncology Group: Foundation
for the Children's Oncology Group is a non-profit organization
which supports pediatric cancer treatment and research
projects at over 115 of the most prestigious pediatric
medical institutions in the U.S., Canada and Australia.
This network of 2800 pediatric cancer specialists is
called the Children's Cancer Group (CCG).
A cooperative research organization
based in the United States. Founded in 1955, it's highest
scientific priority is to transition new biological
research findings into clinical trials to benefit children
with cancer. Members include over 2,500 pediatric cancer
specialists located at over 115 pediatric medical centers
in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Web site
includes links to other cooperative oncology groups,
cancer directories, clinical trial information, and
resources for kids affected by serious illness. Talking
With Your Child About Cancer:
Squirrel Tale: This web
site is for the parent´s of kids with cancer.
It offers them practical tips, encouragement, and information,
as well as many links to other sites. A wonderful
source for HOSPITAL SURVIVAL techniques, developed by
a mother to assist others in their journey through cancer
treatment. A very fun and informative site for parents
of hospitalized child.
Kids: is a national, non-profit,
volunteer organization established by Rhoda Tomasco
in March, 1982, in Houston, Texas. They are funded by
contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
The Sunshine Kids are not affiliated with any one hospital,
but strive to provide programs designed for children
in hospitals across the United States.