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CCI (formerly ICCCPO) works to build a world-wide community of childhood cancer organizations representing families of children with cancer and childhood cancer survivor groups. We share information and experience in order to improve access to the best possible treatment and care for children with cancer everywhere in the world. Complete the form to learn more.

Who We AreWelcome to Childhood Cancer International

Advancing Cure, Transforming Care

Childhood is a time of innocence and joy. Unfortunately, there is a growing, unrecognized menace that robs children/adolescents and their families of this special moment in their lives. Childhood cancer incidence is increasing. Every year, more than 300,000 children and adolescents below 20, are diagnosed with cancer: 215,000 (0-14 years old); 85,000 (15-19 years old). Many more remain undiagnosed, unrecorded and unreported. Childhood cancer is cureable. However every year, more than 100,000 do not survive. 80 per cent of these children/adolescents are from low and middle income countries where health systems are weak, health services are often inaccessible and unaffordable, essential medicines are not available or too expensive. Even high income countries are faced with the escalating burden of childhood cancer as it is now the leading non-communicable disease (NCD) related cause of deaths; it is posed to overtake deaths from infectious diseases.

Childhood Cancer International believes that every child and adolescent with cancer must get access to timely, affordable, quality cancer care, anywhere in the world. It is committed to ensuring that childhood cancer becomes a global child health priority and that children/adolescents with cancer and survivors everywhere, receive the treatment and care and support that they need.

Formed in 1994, Childhood Cancer International is now the largest global patient support and advocacy organization for childhood cancer. It has 183 member organizations in 93 countries, across 6 continents. Of these, 20 are national networks, federations or umbrella organizations, having operational presence in their whole country and representing an additional membership of no less than 127 organizations. This means that CCI represents no less than 310 organizations all over the world.

CCI believes

That every child and adolescent with cancer – regardless or financial of social class, race or native origin – deserves access to the best possible treatment and medical care. Parents of children with cancer must have access to the information they require to make informed decisions about their child’s treatment.

Families of children with cancer need to be active partners in the whole continuum of care: from diagnosis to follow up care.

Children and adolescents with cancer and their families should not go through this journey alone. They need support, assistance and caring.

Building Connections CCI Global Network

Currently CCI represents 177 childhood cancer parent organizations in 90 countries (28/11/2014).

Click on a continent to view the member organizations per country on that continent.

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Upcoming Events

  • AORTIC 2015: 10th International Conference on Cancer in Africa

    When: November 18 – 22, 2015
    Where: Marrakech (Morocco)

    Under the theme “Roadmap to cancer control in Africa”, topics discussed at the AORTIC 2015 conference will include cutting-edge cancer management and basic science and clinical research on cancers relevant to Africa.... More Info »

    The 7th CCI Europe Regional Conference

    When: April 22 – 24, 2016
    Where: Belgrade, Serbia

    Next year we want to focus on one particular topic, “The European Standards of Care”. If you have topics or projects, related to the European Standards of Care send us a short description or abstract...
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    The 10th CCI Asia Regional Conference

    When: May 25 – 28, 2016
    Where: Moscow, Russia

    Dear members, survivors and friends, We are very pleased to send you the SAVE THE DATE for the 10th CCI Asia Regional Conference, which is in Moscow, Russia from May 25 – 28, 2016.... More Info »

  • 4th Paediatric Oncology Conference

    When: January 20 – 21, 2016
    Where: Brussels (Belgium)

    The Cancer Drug Development Forum, in partnership with ENCCA and ITCC, SIOPE, is organising the 2016 edition of the high-level Paediatric Oncology Conference ‘Accelerating the Development of New Oncology Drugs for Children and Adolescents’.... More Info »

    15th International Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Update Meeting

    When: May 12 – 13, 2016
    Where: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    This well established Series of Update Meetings continues to be popular and well received internationally. And with two days of excellent presentations involving around 20 international experts, opportunities for networking and socializing... More Info »

    International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

    When: June 12 – 15, 2016
    Where: Liverpool (United Kingdom)

    Building on the success of previous ISPNO meetings, we are delighted to host this congress that has clearly become the pre-eminent event in in the field of Central Nervous Tumours in children and young people.... More Info »

CCI Survivors Stories of Hope & Courage

CCI Survivors | Stories of Hope and Courage

A Survivors Voice

Today, I am standing before you because of the blessing, good wishes and prayers of my family, teachers, friends and all my elders, the professional competence of my doctors and above all, God has been kind to me. My struggle with cancer began when I was 12 years of age. I was in the eighth class and was an energetic sportsman. I was expecting to win medals on the annual sports day in my school... Read More »

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