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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 Initiative, 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

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
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