Where do you turn when you hear those dreaded words, “Your child has cancer,” and it knocks the wind out of you?
More than two-thirds of CAC2 member organizations provide direct support for families. They also work through CAC2 to smooth the path for families:
- to guide families to information and support resources collected on the Hope Portal;
- to educate families about research trends and community issues;
- to share a selection of books written by our members that offer practical, first-hand experiences with childhood cancer; and
- to highlight the problem with bullying in the childhood cancer community and highlight ways to take action against bullying
The Family Support group will do its best to address your questions, concerns, or comments pertaining to childhood cancer and family matters.
CAC2 members with an interest or focus in family support are encouraged to participate in the work of the CAC2 Family Support Interest Group. If you have questions and/or would like more information on how to be involved with the numerous CAC2 family support initiatives, contact the Family Support Group at
Sharing best practices and coordinating action helps us better support families and survivors of childhood cancer.
Latest CAC2 and Community News
CAC2 Childhood Cancer Community News Digest (May 22-28)
Happy Memorial Day! Assorted News from the Last Week: Researchers found that the probability of FDA approval within 10 years was 10.4%, but the probability of an investigational cancer drug attaining pediatric approval within 10 years was 1.4%. A cancer ...
CAC2 Childhood Cancer Community News Digest (May 15-21)
Assorted News from the Last Week: About one-third of children and two-thirds of adults with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma responded to single-agent lorlatinib. Bereaved parents prioritized satisfactory symptom management above all other aspects of end-of-life care for their children who ...
CAC2 Childhood Cancer Community News Digest (May 8-14)
Assorted News from the Last Week: Childhood cancer survivors have increased rates of late, major surgeries—Magnitude of the risk is "striking." As the US faces a near-record number of drug shortages, cancer treatments are among the hardest hit. The Pediatric ...