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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. View the 2020 Impact Report.

Latest Leukemia grants

Wenbin Xiao, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants, Awarded 2020
Lucio Castilla, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Familial RUNX1 Research Grants, Awarded 2020
Adolfo A Ferrando, MD/PhD, Charles Mullighan, MD, Principal Investigator
Columbia University, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019

Latest Leukemia blog posts

When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more
Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more