Grants for Immunotherapy-based Treatment Approaches for Childhood Cancer


Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has provided new Reach Awards grants to two Baylor College of Medicine researchers to advance their immunotherapy-based treatment for childhood cancer.

The two grant recipients are: Dr. William Decker, assistant professor of immunology at Baylor, and Dr. Cliona Rooney, professor in the Center for Cell and Therapy at Baylor, Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.


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Federal Programs Related to - Cancer

Programs that support the prevention, treatment and cure of neoplasms, abnormal formations of tissue, such as a tumor or growth, which serve no useful function, but grow at the expense of the healthy organism.

Bladder Cancer; Bone Cancer; Brain Cancer; Brain Neoplasms; Brain Tumors; Burkitt's Lymphoma; Cancer; Kaposi Sarcoma; Liver Cancer; Lung
Cancer; Melanoma; Paget's Disease; Prostate Cancer; Renal Cancer; Sarcoma; Stomach Cancer; Testicular Cancer



One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity of approaches and participants in the movement. To truly deliver meaningful social change the leaders of the effort must share perspectives of the challenges faced by communities across the U.S. that can most appropriately come from members of those communities. Ashoka, through its All America initiative seeks to increase the diversity of social entrepreneurship practitioners.




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