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October 25, 2016
5 things you need to know about childhood cancer research

Right now, researchers are working around the clock thanks to your generous support to find breakthroughs and save the lives of kids fighting cancer.  

Here are 5 things you need to know about childhood cancer research:

1. Childhood cancer research does not happen overnight. From idea formulation to discovery to preclinical testing to clinical trial, research takes years before patients can access treatment. Childhood cancer research is 5-10 years behind... Read More

June 5, 2016

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

May 17, 2016

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. 

Dr. Terry Vik, a two-time ALSF Epidemiology Grantee and associate professor of pediatrics at Indiana... Read More

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