Dr. Jeffrey Huo, a first-time ALSF Young Investigator grant recipient and an instructor of oncology at John Hopkins University, authored a report on helping a young girl with relapsed T-cell leukemia, for which there are currently almost no treatment options. The young girl was diagnosed at 4-years-old and received a traditional matched bone marrow transplant from her sister. Six months later, she relapsed. Her team of doctors at Hopkins, including Dr. Huo and two... Read More
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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!
Taking innovative approaches, ALSF funded researchers are working to bring cures to all children—everywhere.
In Kenya, where proper diagnostic testing is severely limited, many children are never diagnosed with leukemia and die without ever having a chance to receive treatment.
In October, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation hosted its third annual Young Investigators Summit, generously sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. Nearly 50 young scientists who have received ALSF grants attended, shared research, networked and collaborated. This two-day summit is one of the ways ALSF helps spur advances toward cures. These young scientists each presented their research, heard presentations from established researchers and were inspired by the story of a childhood cancer hero. The... Read More