Thanks to your generous support, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is able to fund 6 new, promising research grants in 2018! Each research study is designed to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant diseases. PCRF also places a high degree of importance on quality of life and the definition of survivorship for every child diagnosed with cancer. Over the last 36 years, we have seen drastic improvements – survival rates for childhood cancer have risen from 10% to almost 80%. Because of research, the cancer death rate has dropped more dramatically for children than for any other age group.
At PCRF, we are unique in our approach to funding childhood cancer research. We work directly with doctors and researchers to identify the challenges they face in bringing new treatments to and caring for children with cancer. Our careful distribution of grants has allowed these doctors to speed up the process of bringing the latest and most promising treatments to children fighting cancer. The result is bringing hope to childhood cancer patients now and in the future.The best part, YOU helped make this research happen.
PCRF is committing over $2 million to fund new research endeavors at leading institutions across the country.
New PCRF grants were awarded to the following institutions:
Basic Science Research Grants:
- Alex Huang, Case Western Reserve University
Translational Research Grants:
Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grants:
- Shampurna Chatterjee, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Michael Ortiz, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Anshu Malhotra, Emory University
Our new areas of focus include: improved treatments for Osteosarcoma; developing safer drugs for children suffering from medulloblastoma; improving the quality of life and survival rate for children with neuroblastoma; new novel therapies for medulloblastoma; new concepts to treat childhood B-cell leukemia; as well as improving the way doctors care for patients with Wilms tumor.
Research moving forward means more lives being saved. Your support is the key in helping us continue to fund the most promising research in the country. Thank you.
Take a look at all the research grants PCRF is funding in 2018:
Your gift powers hope! You can contribute to a cure today to expand our research footprint.