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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

Adolfo A Ferrando, MD/PhD, Charles Mullighan, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Columbia University, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Crazy 8, Awarded 2019
Michalis Agathocleous, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2018
Loren Walensky, MD/PhD , Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018

Latest Leukemia blog posts

by Trish Adkins

When Eirini Papapetrou, MD, PhD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai started her lab, she devoted her research to developing specialized iPSC models. 

This might not mean a lot to those of us who are not... more
Every day, around the world, over 700 children are diagnosed with one of the hundreds of types of childhood cancer—the equivalent of an entire elementary school of children. 

And everyday, researchers, powered by Alex's Lemonade Stand... more
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more