Project Kids' Cancer Cure Guild (PKCC) was founded in February 2017 to benefit Seattle Children’s Cancer Clinical Trials Fund. Our founder, Jay Agoado, a supporter of Seattle Children's Hospital since 1994 (on a per transaction basis with his real estate business), decided he wanted his giving to be more meaningful and impactful, and PKCC was born to raise support specifically for the Children’s Cancer Clinical Trials Fund.
The Children’s Cancer Clinical Trials Fund helps cover the cost of studies for all types of cancer — so every child can benefit from the best therapies available. The average cost to conduct a clinical trial is $6,000 per patient, but the funding from the National Cancer Institute is only $2,000 per patient. The Children’s Cancer Clinical Trials Fund helps fill that gap. Costs vary for different trials, but on average:
$25,000 – Will cover the gap between federal grant funding and actual cost of clinical trial participation for up to 6 patients.
$50,000 – Will cover the gap between federal grant funding and actual cost of clinical trial participation for up to 12 patients.
$100,000 – Will support the unfunded costs for a year of participation in consortium phase 1 clinical trials, allowing Seattle Children’s to sign on for trials coordinated by the Children’s Cancer Clinical Trials Fund or other consortia such as New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT), the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), or Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia (TACL); and giving Seattle Children’s pediatric patients access to the most innovative treatments.
$350,000 – Will cover the annual deficit for all of Seattle Children’s cancer clinical trials.
PKCC is committed to bridging the funding gap and finding the cure for childhood cancer.