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 2020 Impact Report.

Latest Osteosarcoma grants

Heinrich Kovar, PhD, Principal Investigator
St. Anna Children´s Cancer Research Institute
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2020
Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD & Richard Gorlick, MD, Principal Investigator
University of California San Francisco
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Natalie Collins, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, Awarded 2019

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