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Leukemia

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

Alice Bertaina, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Stanford University School of Medicine
Reach Grants, Awarded 2019
Dean Lee, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Reach Grants, Awarded 2019
David Teachey, MD, Principal Investigator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, 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