Cancer Program (MCCP) provides comprehensive, research-based medical care and psychosocial support services to more than 50 newly diagnosed children each year. With the average course of treatment lasting two years, occasionally as long as four, approximately 200 children are in various stages of treatment at MCCP year-round.
Their mission at MCCP is not only to cure the child with cancer but to support the entire family through all aspects of the cancer journey. Maddie has been lucky enough to be a patient here since her diagnosis in November.
The standard of care in pediatric oncology is clinical research and the best treatment options are available through clinical trials. MCCP is a participating member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) which is a large cooperative group of research institutions from major academic pediatric cancer centers throughout the United States, Australia & New Zealand.
Through their membership in COG and their collaboration with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, MCCP has access to the newest clinical trials for their patients. Families in Maine are fortunate that their child can be treated in their home state with the exact same treatment protocols that are used at major academic centers across the country.