Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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September 12, 2014
As we wrap up the week here, we wanted to share a great research update from one of ALSF's first 'A' Award recipients, Todd Druley, MD, PhD, from Washington University in St. Louis, recently discovered through his research that babies who develop leukemia during their first year of life appear to have inherited a genetic... Read More
September 11, 2014
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is the second most common malignant brain tumor in children. It's a particularly devastating diagnosis because there is no cure, and it is difficult to treat because the tumor cells grow in between and around normal, healthy cells. Most often, doctors cannot remove the tumor because in doing so they would also damage the healthy brain tissue around the tumor, which is critical to survival.     ... Read More
September 9, 2014
Week 2 of Will my other kids get cancer? This is a common question that Joshua Schiffman, MD, hears when a parent learns that their child is diagnosed with cancer, but one, up until now - that he didn't have an answer for. Despite family history being a well-established risk factor in adult cancers, it is rather understudied in childhood cancers. Thanks to research funded in part by ALSF, Dr. Schiffman and his... Read More