Childhood Cancer

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Childhood leukemia is a cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow. Leukemia is most often found in the white blood cells, but  it can develop in other blood cell types. It is the most common form of childhood cancer and there are several types and sub-types.

Latest Leukemia grants

Abbye McEwen, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Washington, Seattle
RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants, Awarded 2022
Kristy Stengel, Principal Investigator
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants, Awarded 2022
David Fruman, PhD, Principal Investigator
The Regents of the University of California, Irvine
Reach Grants, Awarded 2022

Latest Leukemia blog posts

What if a specific type of diet could magnify the impact of a targeted childhood cancer treatment? That’s the question Dr. Palaniraja Thandapani had after his initial findings that T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) relied upon a... more
Kids come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their cancers. There are dozens of pediatric cancers, but leukemia account for nearly 28% of all childhood cancer diagnoses. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells – which are crucial to... more
As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more