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 2022 Impact Report.

Latest Osteosarcoma grants

Aaron James, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2023
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

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
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
The global burden of childhood cancer is staggering. 

Every year, an estimated 300,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. However, this number is most likely underreported due to childhood cancer cases... more