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. View the 2020 Impact Report.

Latest Leukemia grants

Christine Eischen, PhD, Principal Investigator
Thomas Jefferson University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, Principal Investigator
Boston Children's Hospital
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Adolfo Ferrando, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Columbia Institute for Cancer Genetics
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021

Latest Leukemia blog posts

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
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