The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

August 20, 2020
lemonade stand

Happy National Lemonade Day everyone! My name is Steven Jonas and I am an Assistant Professor and Pediatric oncologist at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and a proud Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Young Investigator Awardee. I guide patient care as a clinician and I also study cancer as a researcher. 

Something we can all agree on is that 2020 has been a pretty crazy year where we’ve all faced new challenges and learned a lot about ourselves as we each find creative ways to turn life’s lemons into lemonade. With everything that has been going on lately, one thing that is... Read More

August 19, 2020
  • the stafford family
  • happy national lemonade day

Each year, National Lemonade Day is celebrated on August 20. Here at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we find that our supporters are the experts at turning lemons into lemonade.

From making actual lemonade or lemonade flavored treats, to making “lemonade” during challenging times or making lemonade in the lab searching for cures for childhood cancer, ALSF supporters have lots of creative ideas for celebrating National Lemonade Day today and every day! 

Here are some creative ways to make lemonade, straight from the ALSF team of experts:

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August 18, 2020
childhood cancer hero cam

On August 18, 2020, the RACE for Children Act went into effect and requires pharmaceutical companies to evaluate new drugs in children with cancer as they develop drugs for adults.

The RACE Act, which was signed into law three years ago, makes it standard practice for all pharmaceutical companies to evaluate new molecularly targeted drugs and biologics “intended for the treatment of adult cancers and directed at a molecular target substantially relevant to the growth or progression of a pediatric cancer,” in both adult and pediatric studies. Ideally this act will accelerate the... Read More