"Whenever we contribute to the cure of a child with cancer, Kiwanians are part of it."
H. Stacy Nicholson M.D., Chairman of the OHSU Department of Pediatrics, and Physician-in-Chief of Doernbecher Children's Hosp
Founded by Kiwanians, Kiwanis Doernbecher Children's Cancer Program (KDCCP) is a non-profit organization which raises money for advanced cancer treatment and research through activities and events run by volunteers.
Each year we raffle off a new Mustang automobile, sell Christmas Ornaments, hold Golf Tournaments and Bicycle Rides and encourage donations and volunteerism from Kiwanians and others from Oregon and Southwest Washington.
More Doctors, More research, New Therapies, Improved Results
Advances made at research hospitals like Doernbecher are transforming the fight against cancer in children and shortening the time it will take to cure the disease.
When you support KDCCP you are supporting advanced cancer treatment for children through the Fellowship Program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Each year Doernbecher invites the very best board certified physicians to apply for a 3 year Fellowship Program. During their first year, these young doctors work in the clinic at Doernbecher learning to treat children with this terrible disease. During the second and third years, in addition to following their patients, the doctors work in the labs, learning to develop and apply revolutionary gene based therapies that will forever change how children in the Pacific Northwest and beyond are treated for cancer.
Doernbecher Children's Hospital serves as Oregon's and Southwest Washington's principal referral center for newly diagnosed cancer patients. Each year, children make nearly 200,000 visits to Doernbecher for care they cannot receive elsewhere.
Cancer Survival Rates are Increasing - But There is Still Work to Do
Forty years ago a child with the most common type of leukemia had a 50% chance of surviving 6 months. Today a child with leukemia has a 90% chance of being cured. But, there is still a lot of work to do. Leukemia represents 34% of all childhood cancers while brain and nervous system cancers represents 27%.
Through your generous donations, KDCCP is able to provide a steady flow of funding to support the Fellowship Program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital through which physicians are provided advanced training as specialists in pediatric hematology/oncology. We believe preparing more doctors to do research and discover new therapies is a terrific way to shorten the time it will take to eventually find the cure for children's cancers.
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