Providing Toys and Smiles to Kids with Cancer
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  1. Sign up for the Webinar at the Knowledge Center at the American Society for Pediatric Hematology

    Here’s the link to join the webinar on pediatric palliative care:


    Pediatric Cancer Center Information

    Most children and teens with cancer are treated at large pediatric cancer centers. Pediatric cancer treatment is usually offered to children from birth to age 18 or 19, although some groups extend pediatric treatment to age 21. These cancer centers offer clinical trials run by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), which is supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

    The COG is an international group of more than 200 pediatric cancer centers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Through COG, these cancer centers help develop research guidelines, do research (clinical trials), and review their treatment outcomes. Researchers, nurses, and doctors in the COG treat young patients and report their results to an operations center. These data are then reviewed and shared with all the medical experts in the network.

    At each COG cancer center, patients with the same cancer diagnoses get the exact same treatment, following detailed guidelines (called protocols). By doing this and comparing all the results, the COG can get answers to important medical and scientific questions much faster than researchers working alone. As a result of this ongoing research and data collection, children and teens treated at these centers have better outcomes and better survival rates.

    The COG website,, offers a section called “For Patients and Families.” There, you can access “Find A COG Center” where you can search for a center near you. Along with this directory, there’s medical information for patients, parents, family, and friends about childhood cancers; survivor guidelines for a variety of health risks; and a “COG Family Handbook” that can be downloaded for free.

    Last Medical Review: 10/09/2014
    Last Revised: 11/11/2014


Make A Difference! The efforts of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation (a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization) are entirely funded by tax deductible donations from generous and giving people like yourself. Any toy or dollar amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated and will make a meaningful difference in the life of a child or teenager fighting cancer.

If you would like to help provide toys and smiles to kids with cancer, please click on the button below:


We invite you to join the supporters of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation at the many different fundraising events that take place each month. Our fundraising events offer our patrons the opportunity to attend while providing financial support for the Foundation.


HOW TO HELP Help Us Put a Smile on the Face of a Child Fighting Cancer! The Treasure Chest Foundation’s daily operating costs require consistent, continual charitable support. We have no government funding and no membership fees, which means that 95% of our total revenue comes from private contributions by caring people like you. Any toy or dollar amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated and will make a meaningful difference in the life of a brave young cancer patient. If you would like to help provide comfort to kids with cancer, please click either of the links below to find out more:


The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation relies on the generous support of our volunteers and contributors to help realize our dream of putting smiles on the faces of children and teens battling cancer. We encourage you to contact us by phone, mail or email and we welcome your feedback and input.
PHONE 708-687-TOYS (8697)
FAX 708-687-8698
Colleen M. Kisel
Treasure Chest Foundation
15430 70th Ct.
Orland Park, IL 60462