Thanks to contemporary therapies, more than 80% of children with cancer are cured.
However, the diagnosis of cancer in a child or adolescent has a huge impact on the whole family life as the treatment is long and intensive.
The Children’s Cancer Fund Leuven supports projects, inside and outside of the hospital, from improving treatment, to supporting and guiding children and adolescents with cancer and their family.
The following projects are currently in operation and fully or partially funded by the CCF Leuven:
- Music therapy
- ‘Brussen’ (brothers and sisters of children with cancer)
- KIK-FIT program
- Home and palliative care (KITES care team)
- Safe and nice environment of the children with cancer departments
- Activities for parents
- Support to families
- Scientific research
- Clinical studies
- Child cancer and the brain
- Fundamental research
The Children’s Cancer Fund Leuven was established in 1989 and is supported and assisted by the KU Leuven University Fund.
Improvement of living environment and well-being
Palliative care and support throughout the grieving process
Recreational activities (inside the hospital)