Meet the people who are behind the scenes, doing the groundbreaking work that will lead to improved outcomes, safer treatments, and eventually a cure for pediatric cancer. They may not be famous, but for the children and families facing a tough, sometimes seemingly impossible battle against childhood cancer, the people behind the research offer hope for a cancer-free future. They are their heroes.
From surgery and chemotherapy to immunotherapy and stem cell transplants, the toolbox used by doctors treating pediatric cancers is growing.
In recent years, immunotherapy – a treatment approach that empowers the body’s own immune system against cancers – has emerged
Dr. Alex Huang didn’t expect to learn much when he casually poked his head into a meeting of colleagues researching
Like many parents whose children were diagnosed with cancer, Pritish Patel can vividly remember when his son exhibited symptoms. In
Over the past decade, invasive techniques for monitoring and diagnosing cancers have been replaced with non-invasive techniques. One example is
Since 2015, when she first published that neuronal activity actually drives the growth of cancer in multiple brain tumor types,
Historically, scientific investigation could be solitary and siloed, due to the competitive nature of the pursuit of ideas and need
For parents and caregivers who have children struggling with childhood Leukemia, nothing is more important than ensuring those children get
Why do some cancer cells not respond to treatment at all? And why do tumors that were initially responsive to
Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pediatric brain tumors have enabled many to live longer with better
Here at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, we make it a point to stay up-to-date on the latest news and
As we touched on in last month’s blog post, more children are living longer and even achieving cures in pediatric
As 2022 drew to a close, we asked our investigators to reflect on the biggest in-roads in pediatric cancer research
A cancer diagnosis is devastating, especially for a child; but sometimes the treatment can be even worse. 95% of childhood cancer survivors develop a significant health-related issue by the time they are 45 years old as a side effect of their cancer treatment.
In honor of Women in Science Day, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation proudly recognizes some of the brilliant women funded
Press Release – IRVINE, CA (January 20, 2020) – The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is proud to award 6
In honor of Women in Science Day, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation would like to proudly recognize some of the brilliant women funded by PCRF who are leading the way in their fields and working to cure pediatric cancer.
Press Release – IRVINE, CA (April 3, 2018) –On Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 24 and 25, the 20th Anniversary Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run race weekend was held on the Irvine Valley College campus with contributions totaling over $525,000 to help reach for a cure for pediatric cancer.
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