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May 31, 2019

Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more

December 17, 2018

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... more

December 14, 2018

Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called... more

December 3, 2018

by Adam Paris

Eden is a 13 year old who loves to shoot photos and smile for her own snapshots. After being unable to walk or practice her favorite activity, dancing, for nearly a year, she was... more

November 29, 2018

by Trish Adkins

In September, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) called over 90 top scientists, pediatric oncologists and researchers from around the world to gather in Philadelphia to discuss the big question:... more

October 16, 2018

by Trish Adkins

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has declared a war on childhood... more

July 9, 2018

by Trish Adkins

In 2000, the first draft of the map of human genome—a mosaic representation of characteristics of what makes our biology uniquely human—was released. The map paved the way for more... more

November 15, 2017

Just before turning 8-years-old, Lauren failed a vision test. 

Her parents assumed a trip to the optometrist and a pair of glasses would correct the issue. But, it did not. 

Two weeks before her birthday, an MRI showed... more