We fund vital cure research for all childhood cancers, and at labs all across the United States.
We fund research specifically for childhood cancers.
What type of research depends on the type of cancer, because not all childhood cancers are at the same place on the research advancement spectrum. For the underinvestigated cancers, we fund basic science to help advance research success for that particular cancer… like identifying the gene, or building a tumor bank to allow investigators to study the cancer and determine its trigger(s). For cancers that have advanced further in the research lab, we fund both pre-clinical and clinical work. We fund specific translational research studies for cancers, like bypassing the blood brain barrier in brain tumors, immunotherapy trials, and other promising work. Our approach is to help get research for each cancer to the next level.
With the NIH budget continuing to shrink, researchers are spending up to 75% of their time applying for funding grants. Pediatric cancer research funding from the government has been reduced by over 30%, (in inflation adjusted dollars), over the past ten years. We need to help research progress, not stagnate or even evaporate due to budget issues! Only through your support can we provide sustainable support to this critical work.
Organizations like Make Some Noise serve to help bridge the funding gap and keep vital research moving forward, if not accelerating!
Through the generosity of our wonderful supporters, we have been able to fund remarkable research. The list below represents a few of the outstanding researchers we have supported to date. But so far, we have only been able to provide on-going support to only a very few of them. All of these and so many more researchers are conducting work that is vital to finding cures for childhood cancers. Each researcher specializes in specific cancer(s), and the funds we provide to their labs are for specific studies.
We need to be able to provide sustainable support to these and many more brilliant researchers.
Researchers we have supported to date:
Dr. Garrett Brodeur, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Timothy Cripe, Cincinnatti Children's
Dr. Tom Curran, Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia, (now at Children’s Mercy Research Institute)
Dr. Rebecca Gardener, Seattle Children's Hospital
Dr. Doug Graham, Children's Hospital of Colorado
Dr. Stephen Grupp, Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Janeway, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's
Dr. Paul Jedlika, Children's Hospital of Colorado
Dr. Michael Jensen, Seattle Children's Hospital
Dr. Howard Lessnick, University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute
Dr. Lin, Baylor/Texas Children's Cancer Center
Dr. John Maris, Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Leonid Metelitsa, Baylor/Texas Children's Cancer Center
Dr. Yael Mosse, Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Charles Mullighan, St Jude Research Institute
Dr. Jesse Ng, Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Julie Park, Seattle Children's Hospital
Dr. Stephen Skapek, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Dr. Mark Souweidan, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Jeff Toretsky, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown