The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

In 2014, Dr. Pat Reynolds (pictured above) received a grant from ALSF to maintain and expand The Childhood Cancer Cell Repository. 

Every year childhood cancer steals 11.5 million future years of healthy life away from children, according to a World Health Organization study conducted in 2017. 

Childhood cancer doesn’t just rob children of their lives; it also robs them of their quality of life. Toxic but effective therapies make being a typical kid during treatment impossible, resulting in missed school days, activities and more time in the hospital. Down the line, these treatments can cause more devastating side effects... Read More

To kick off 2023, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has funded six new childhood cancer projects for both early career and established researchers.  

ALSF is committed to changing the future of childhood cancer research by funding scientists and projects that will bring better treatments and cures to children with cancer. Attracting and retaining the best and brightest early career scientists is critical, as the funding at this stage will encourage and steer promising researchers toward long-term careers in pediatric oncology investigation. 

That’s why ALSF designed... Read More

This year, more than 400,000 children will be diagnosed with childhood cancer at clinics and hospitals around the world. While overall survival rates have increased, childhood cancer still remains the leading cause of death by disease in the United States. Those children who do survive are twice as likely to suffer long term side effects from harsh, toxic treatments. 

Childhood cancer will happen in 2023, but if we all work together, we can make a difference for kids facing cancer. Alex’s... Read More