The research

The programs that we cofinance

Since the creation of the association in 2011, we have allocated MORE THAN 17 MILLION EUROS to 42 French and European research programs to accelerate research against childhood cancer.

Our strategy consists of funding fundamental and translational research programs to better understand the causes of childhood cancer and resistance to treatments, as well as early phase clinical trials that allow children who suffer relapse or therapeutic failure to benefit from innovative personalized treatments, thanks to precision medicine.

Since 2012, the programs that we have co-funded have come from recommendations from experts in pediatric oncology: the European consortium ITCC *, the SFCE ** and, since 2020, the scientific committee of Fight Kids Cancer.

* Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer
** Société Française de lutte contre les Cancers et leucémies de l’Enfant et de l’adolescent


It means finding the “weakness” of the tumor in order to target the best possible treatment, by analyzing the complete sequencing of tumors or leukemia. It also consists in analyzing all the available data in order to better understand childhood cancer.


It means proposing better adapted, better targeted and therefore more effective therapies. Some of the programs that we finance offer treatments that are particularly innovative, such as immunotherapy.


Fight Kids Cancer is a European call for projects that we launched in 2020 with the Belgian KickCancer Foundation and the Luxembourg Kriibskrank Kanner Foundation in collaboration with the ESF…


Childhood brain tumors are abnormal growths of cells in the brain or central nervous system. They represent the second form of cancer in children after leukemia. Central nervous system tumors…


Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumor that grows in the retina, the layer of light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This tumor forms from immature cells in the retina…

Conventions and conferences

Conventions and conferences

Conventions and conferences

Understand, analyze, testify, exchange, propose, enlist: being on all the fronts to defend our cause and accelerate the decision process and the action in favor of research. Since the creation of the association, we participate in the main conventions and conferences on pediatric cancers in France and internationally.

Enlist the research stakeholders

Enlist the research stakeholders

Enlist the research stakeholders

Beyond the financial assistance that we bring to the researchers, we enlist and unite the research stakeholders in France and Europe so that childhood cancer becomes a priority for all.
Every year in February, we organize a seminar to bring together the research players in France.

10th edition seminar FAST

11 February 2023

Our scientific partners

Gustave Roussy
Institut Curie

Words that move us

“The Imagine for Margo association has helped place childhood cancer on the European agenda. Thanks to Imagine for Margo, we are gaining time and we are implementing tests that would not have started for lack of funding.”

Professor Gilles VASSAL, Director of Research at Gustave Roussy

“I would like to thank you for bringing us together again and again for this cause and to remind us what we are striving for. Because at the end, it's the patients that we want to help and in this sense your support is very helpful."

Dr. Stefan Pfister, Chair of the Biology Committee at ITCC

“Imagine for Margo provides huge support in backing our projects financially, in a significant and constant manner. This allows us to move forward faster in our research”

Birgit Geoerger, researcher at Gustave Roussy, director of the MAPPYACTS and ESMART programs

“The work that the association does to bring together, at the same time, researchers, clinicians, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, the families, is really something extremely important. The financial help is of course very important, but what Imagine for Margo brings goes beyond that.”

Gudrun Schleiermacher, researcher at the Curie Institute, director of the MICCHADO program