The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

September 24, 2020

Every day in the United States, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, and it is the leading cause of death by disease for children. Despite an urgent need for improved treatments, less than 4 percent of federal research funding is invested in childhood cancer research each year. 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) aims to fill the funding gap through a comprehensive grant program that funds early stage basic research all the way to clinical trials that have the potential to bring new treatments to oncology clinics for widespread use. In addition, there have been some notable... Read More

July 28, 2020
alsf virtual lecture series

Can a fish really serve as a sufficient model for studying sarcomas?

It may sound like an unusual proposition, but Dr. Genevieve Kendall finds research using zebrafish to be a promising area of investigation that could yield a significant breakthrough for these under-researched forms of cancer. 

There are microanatomical and genetic similarities between the type of tumors developed in zebrafish and humans. This means they can serve as an accurate model for treatment testing or improving the overall... Read More

July 23, 2020

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) presents The Virtual Childhood Cancer Lecture Series to educate cancer researchers and advocates about recent developments in childhood cancer research and treatment. 

Presented by leaders in the field, this can’t miss round up of lectures is a great way to connect, collaborate and continue to build a childhood cancer knowledge base that can be applied to the lab, the clinic and in advocacy work. 

All lectures will be recorded. But, live participants can ask... Read More