The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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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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March 11, 2021

Hailing from all over the world, 90 researchers were invited to the first-ever ALSF Crazy 8 meeting in Philadelphia in September 2018.

Two years ago, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) launched the Crazy 8 Initiative, an innovative grant program designed to create roadmaps toward cures for specific, hard-to-treat childhood cancers. The initiative focuses on eight specific areas of research: embryonal brain cancers, high grade gliomas, fusion-positive sarcomas, fusion-negative sarcomas, leukemias, neuroblastoma, big data and catalyzing clinical trials. 

Since the launch of the Crazy 8 Initiative, ALSF has worked to bring together the leading minds in childhood cancer research from around the world. Together,... Read More

March 8, 2021

For Katherine G. Tarlock, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, becoming a physician scientist focused on pediatric leukemia was a perfect blend of helping children and their families, allowing the formation of deep relationships with them, alongside her love of research. For her, research is so intertwined with clinical practice; they complement and reinforce one another, allowing her to provide the best possible care for children with cancer.

During Dr. Tarlock’s pediatric oncology fellowship, she realized that she... Read More