The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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

March 25, 2021

As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to understand the challenges researchers face on a day-to-day basis. I am so excited about where the field of childhood cancer research is going, and I look forward to sharing breakthroughs more often. 

Each quarter, I will highlight a few research projects that I think are both interesting and impactful. ALSF has funded more than 1,000 research... Read More

March 16, 2021

As researchers continue to move closer to cures for all children, there are still types of childhood cancer that continue to be incurable. In the spirit of Alex’s legacy, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has committed $18.5 million, the single, largest funding commitment from ASLF to date, to four game-changing, collaborative projects at 15 institutions in the United States and Europe. Funded through the Crazy 8 Initiative, these projects are taking on the most deadly childhood cancers with one singular focus:... Read More

March 11, 2021

One year ago, none of us expected what was to come. From lockdowns to masking to social distancing, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the entire world. For children battling childhood cancer and their families, one year in a pandemic has doubled the pressure and the uncertainty.

The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Childhood Cancer Blog covered the pandemic and its impact on children with cancer, research and fundraising advocacy efforts. Here’s a look back at the top stories from one year in a global pandemic:

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