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The CANSEARCH Foundation

Cancer is the 1st cause of death through illness in children.

  • Every year in Switzerland about 250 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • Almost half of them are less than 4 years of age.
  • Less than 2 % of the funds dedicated to cancer research are allocated to pediatric cancers.

Cancer affects children and often certain types of cancer are specific to them. Furthermore, children are still in full phase of growth and development and are particularly sensitive to aggressive treatments.

Curing a child with cancer was unimaginable 50 years ago. Today, 80% of affected children and more than 90% of children with leukemia can be cured.

However, cancer is heterogeneous, the overall cure rate is very different in different types of cancer and for some, even today, no therapy exists. Research on childhood cancers should help to identify new treatment avenues for difficult to cure diseases. It should also reduce the side effects of current treatments, thus reducing the long-term side effects in these children who will soon be adults.

The CANSEARCH Foundation was created because it considers that medical research is an integral part of the care of patients and is the cornerstone of future progress.

By supporting the CANSEARCH Foundation you are directly supporting children suffering from cancer.



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Listen to the testimony of Arnaud, now in remission, who during his illness could not leave his sterile room in the hospital for weeks, could not open the window, and could not benefit from his own bathroom.


The Course des Ponts, initially planned for April, is back with a new proposal adapted to the current health situation: walking and afterwork races in small groups – from September 14-18, 2020.  The organizer, the RunningGeneva association, wishes to support the CANSEARCH Foundation and its medical research projects against childhood cancer, by offering all participants the opportunity to make a donation at the time of registration.

This is a great opportunity to help our cause while putting your trainers back on after a long period without an organized race. You can register for this action on the following website: https://course-des-ponts.ch/afterwork-run/

Thank you in advance for your participation and generosity, and have a great race!


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