Children's Cancer Center Lebanon (CCCL)
The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) is a regional center pioneering in the treatment of children with cancer since April 2002. CCCL is a not-for-profit association that is affiliated with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH) in Memphis, Tennessee; and works in close coordination with the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC).
CCCL welcomes patients from all corners of the world regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion or nationality. To date, over 1,740 children with cancer have been treated and over 5,000 consultations have been provided to patients in Lebanon and across the region. Patients referred to the CCCL are offered thorough diagnostic tests and admitted based on our admission policy. We admit most new patients and in cases where there are budget and space limitations, patients are referred to other hospitals.
We currently accommodate for up to 300 children in our facility with the hopes of expanding further to support more families and cure more children. The end-end cancer treatment plan at the center typically lasts for three years, costing an average of 55,000 USD a year per patient with an average cure rate of 80%. With an estimated annual running cost of 15 million USD, that relies solely on donations we extend your support towards the cause. Unfortunately with the current global pandemic and the rapid deterioration of the Lebanese economy, the CCCL funding has severely declined leaving the center in a serious state of emergency.
With your prayers and your donations we can save lives. Together, hand in hand, we can help these children and their families look forward to a bright future. For more information please visit our website or contact us at +961 1 35 15 15 or +961 70 35 15 15.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The incidence of cancer in children is 16.4 per 100,000.
- Each year, more than 200,000 children are diagnosed with cancer.
- Childhood cancers account for 1 to 4 percent of all new cancer diagnoses.
- Worldwide, every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.
- Childhood cancer causes around 90,000 deaths per year.
- Childhood cancer is often detected too late because parents and health workers do not have sufficient awareness of the warning signs.
- Childhood cancer is the second leading cause of death (following accidents) in children ages 5-14.
- The treatment usually lasts for 3 years.
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, has a survival rate of 92%.
- In 1975, just over 50% of children diagnosed with cancer survived, but because of major treatment advances in recent decades, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive.
- Regular follow-up care is very important for survivors of childhood cancer.
- In children, less than 2% of subcutaneous lumps are malignant.
- Childhood cancer threatens every aspect of the family’s life and the possibility of a future, which is why optimal cancer treatment must include psychosocial care.
- Cancer survival rates vary not only depending upon the type of cancer, but also upon individual factors attributable to each child.
- For children and families, treating the pain, symptoms, and stress of cancer enhances quality of life and is as important as treating the disease.
- Every day, 480 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide.
- Children’s cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups. The average age of children diagnosed with cancer is six.
- More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer type for children.
- In the last 40 years, the overall survival rate for children’s cancer has increased from 10% to nearly 90% today.
- Unlike many cancers of adults, lifestyle-related risk factors (such as smoking) don’t influence a child’s risk of getting cancer.