Our mission is to find safer, smarter and more effective treatments for children with cancer.

Welcome to Kate Amato Foundation

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children. For those who survive, the side effects of treatment can cause severe long-term health problems. To honor Kate’s life, and continue the fight for other children, Kate Amato Foundation is dedicated to finding safer, smarter and more effective treatments for children with cancer. Our vision is to fund innovative pediatric cancer research that accelerates the pace of progress and saves young lives.



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Did You Know?

more than
children receive treatment for cancer each year
cancer treatments have been specifically developed and approved for children in the last 20 years
1 out of
children with cancer will not survive

Recently Funded

Exploiting Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy in MYCN-Amplified Neuroblastoma

Kanita Chaudry

University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Identification of Genes Regulating NKT cell Anti-tumor Activity using a CRISPR/Cas9 Mutagenesis Screen

Gengwen Tian, MD, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center


Targeting mutant cohesin protein complex to treat relapsed pediatric Ewing Sarcoma

Debananda Pati, PhD

Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine


Ewing Sarcoma (EWS)