Special news: Care leave comes into force
Children with cancer need parents by their side to accompany them intensively over a long period of time – an extremely difficult situation for working mothers and fathers. This is why Childhood Cancer Switzerland has worked, with great success, at the political level to ensure that families are better protected by law. The new federal law on improving the compatibility of working and caring for family members is coming into force in 2021. Find out more here.
Fields of action
In the fight against childhood cancer, we are active throughout Switzerland in the following areas with our own projects, awareness campaigns, political commitment on behalf of those affected, a national contact point for long-term survivors and financial support for our member organisations.
CCS participates in the RTS programme "Temps présent"
Childhood Cancer Switzerland is committed to a better reimbursement of medicines in paediatric oncology.
Towards better reimbursement of therapies
Childhood Cancer Switzerland is committed to avoiding unequal treatment in the reimbursement of medicines in the future.
Pilot study for optimising paediatric brain tumour therapy
The pilot project, supported by Childhood Cancer Switzerland, aims to improve treatment options for children with brain tumors.
Young survivors: cancer and fertility
Childhood Cancer Switzerland is launching a new awareness campaign on 1 June.
New team member
On 14 April Erika Eggenberger took over from Dorothea Gängel. As assistant, she supports the two CEOs and communication.
“It pulled the rug out from under our feet”
Susanne Mattle Rohrer with her daughter Malin
“My work begins with the very first contact”
Eva Maria Tinner, MD
“There’s one thing I wish every former childhood cancer patient: good health”
Christina Schindera, MD