Pediatric Cancer

Cancer Research Ideas - Pediatric Cancer (Archived)

Children are not just small adults; their cancers are different in many ways from those in older individuals. Improving childhood cancer outcomes requires both a better mechanistic understanding of cancer in general as well as an understanding of cancer in children specifically. Important issues to address include the molecular drivers of childhood cancer, which are often different from those of adult cancers; the causes of childhood cancer; and the development of therapies that are less toxic to children’s developing bodies.

The submission period for Pediatric Cancer ideas ended on July 1. However, we encourage you to sign up for regular e-mail updates about the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative at the Cancer Moonshot Milestones web page.

(@kathjbird2)

Pediatric Cancer

Executive Director

I have been working as a pediatric oncology social worker for 25 years. Three years into my career, my youngest child was diagnosed with lymphoma and died 6 months later. All he wanted to do was go to school and be "normal".

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(@nicolerozsmanmills)

Pediatric Cancer

DIPG Research

Currently, a DIPG diagnosis is a death sentence. There is no hope offered to families and 300-500 children die each year, and yet DIPG research is grossly underfunded. That is inexcusable.

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(@sami.althubaiti)

Pediatric Cancer

Differentiating agents

Acute promyelocytic leukemia one of successfully treated leukemia using differentiation agent , instead of killing cancer cells, to promote them to be a normal cells, we can use this strategy in treatment of other type of leukemia

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(@huizong)

Pediatric Cancer

Associate Professor

Pediatric cancers tend to be caused by arrested development, getting stuck in a progenitor state and failing to differentiate into quiescent cells. Turning cancer cells into harmless cells with differentiation therapy should be very effective.

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(@ellenflannery)

Pediatric Cancer

Funding Innovative Research Ideas

The NIH/NCI have a reputation for funding "safe" research ideas - those with a high probability of success. The real breakthroughs in science come when we take big risks with the hope of big rewards. It is time.

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(@ellenflannery)

Pediatric Cancer

Public/Private Partnerships

In this exciting time of promise in cancer research, I suggest that we align the stakeholders in a collaborative effort to accelerate progress toward gentler treatments and cures for children. aPODD, a European non-profit, is an example of this.

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