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April 25, 2019
“Data is the lifeblood of science,” says Jaclyn Taroni, PhD, data scientist at the CCDL, “Data can better equip researchers to ask the really important scientific questions and to do so efficiently and robustly, as they work towards cures for childhood cancer.”

“Data is the lifeblood of science,” says Jaclyn Taroni, PhD, data scientist at the Childhood Cancer Data Lab.

by Trish Adkins

When you think of childhood cancer research, you may imagine samples in test tubes and microscopes or a drug being tested in a clinic. And while childhood cancer research certainly happens in a biochem lab and in a clinic, it also happens inside the Childhood Cancer Data Lab (CCDL).  Funded by ALSF, the CCDL team is working to harness the power of big data and use it to cure childhood cancer. 

So what is big data? 

“Data is the lifeblood of science,” says Jaclyn... Read More

April 24, 2019
  • Around the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation office, hosting lemonade stands is the family business. It started with Alex’s first DIY front yard lemonade stand and has now grown to include tens of thousands of lemonade stands hosted by families, kids, businesses and community groups all around the world! 

by Trish Adkins

Around the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation office, hosting lemonade stands is our speciality. It started with Alex’s first DIY front yard lemonade stand and has now grown to include tens of thousands of lemonade stands hosted by families, kids, businesses and community groups all around the world!

We've seen DIY lemonade stands that are simple (a table and some lemonade), over the top (featuring the World's Largest Cup of Lemonade) and everything in between! No matter how you make your stand, you... Read More

April 10, 2019
  • When 4-year old Ayaan’s big brother Kabir was diagnosed with leukemia, Ayaan’s entire routine shifted. His mother, Bhavika, and brother had to move away from home to be closer to the hospital—which was confusing for a 4-year-old who was used to having a brother around to play with. 
    Ayaan struggled when his brother Kabir was diagnosed with leukemia. Kabir and Ayaan (pictured above) were used to have each other around to play with.
  • Nine-year-old Dylan had his entire world shifted when his brother Ryan was diagnosed with leukemia.   “I think both of them have had to grow up way faster than they should have because of this,” said Jennifer, Dylan and Ryan’s mom. 
    Nine-year-old Dylan had his entire world shifted when his brother Ryan was diagnosed with leukemia.  “I think both of them have had to grow up way faster than they should have because of this,” said Jennifer, Dylan and Ryan’s mom. 

by Trish Adkins

When 4 year old Ayaan’s big brother Kabir was diagnosed with leukemia, Ayaan’s entire routine shifted. His mother, Bhavika, and brother had to move away from home to be closer to the hospital—which was confusing for a 4 year old who was used to having a brother around to play with.

“You lose a lot of attention for the non-diagnosed siblings and their life gets put on hold,” said Bhavika. 

Ayaan, like other siblings of children with cancer, struggled with the sudden shift from normal life to cancer-life.... Read More

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