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5 Trends in Childhood Cancer Research

by Trish Adkins

Gone are the days of just chemotherapy and radiation. Today’s researchers and oncologists are combining the traditional tools with cutting-edge biological medicine, genetic analysis and novel therapeutics in the labs and clinics. 

Childhood cancer researchers are working hard towards better treatments and more cures every single day. Here are five trends in research today:

1. Treating the patient, not just the cancer

Reaching for cures: Meet the latest ALSF Childhood Cancer Research Grantees

The process of bringing an idea from the lab to clinical trial can take years. Researchers are not only required to prove the effectiveness of their science, they also need to get FDA approval to provide an experimental therapy to actual patients. On top of all this, researchers also must ensure that their home hospital has the correct infrastructure in place to administer a clinical trial.

Seven Things $1 Million Can Do For Children With Cancer

 

During Alex’s Million Mile in September, supporters raised over $1 million for childhood cancer research and supportive services for families! All year long, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) uses this money to fund projects at every stage of research to ensure cures are being found today and for the future. 

Here are seven ways $1 million helps children with cancer:

In the Genes: How Science Is Fighting Ewing’s Sarcoma

by Trish Adkins

It all starts with what seems to be normal pain and a bump. 

To a parent, their child is just complaining about something painful on their arm, leg or pelvis. The pain worsens. The bump lingers. And after many visits to the doctor, a diagnosis is finally made—Ewing’s sarcoma, the second most common type of childhood bone cancer

Five Childhood Cancer Researchers Making Breakthroughs

 

by Trish Adkins, ALSF

Every time you make a donation for a cup of Alex’s Lemonade, you are moving researchers closer to breakthroughs. Since our beginnings, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has been dedicated to funding innovative, cutting-edge childhood cancer research. With your support, we’ve funded over 690 research grants since 2005!

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