Childhood Cancer


Osteosarcoma is the most common type of childhood bone cancer. It typically develops from osteoblasts -- the cells that make growing bone. It is most commonly diagnosed in adolescents who are having a growth spurt. Osteosarcoma is more common in boys than in girls. View the 2021 Impact Report.

Latest Osteosarcoma grants

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD, Principal Investigator
University of California San Francisco
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2022
Rani George, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2022
Loren Walensky, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Reach Grants, Awarded 2021

Latest Osteosarcoma blog posts

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
Taylor was just 11 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer and one of the most common types of pediatric sarcomas. 

Treatments seemed to work for a little while, but then the cancer spread to Taylor’s lung. After... 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