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ACCELERATION INITIATIVE

READY TO REACH PATIENTS WITHIN 3 TO 5 YEARS

Our Acceleration Initiative projects are highly innovative, address a significant challenge in pediatric cancer drug development, and have an extremely strong probability of clinical application in an accelerated timeframe. To learn more about the grant application process, click here.

ACTIVE PROJECTS

Gregory Friedman, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Focus: Pediatric High-Grade Gliomas

David Langenau, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Focus: Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

Focus: High-risk pediatric neuroblastoma and diffuse midline glioma

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Mary Beckerle, PhD
Focus: Ewing Sarcoma

Richard Gilbertson, MD, PhD
Focus: Pediatric brain cancer

Maria-Grazia Roncarolo, MD
Focus: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

William Weiss, MD, PhD
Focus: Pediatric medulloblastoma

Andrew Kung, MD, PhD
Focus: Pediatric high-risk sarcoma

Fight Osteosarcoma Together Super Grant

Addressing critical, unmet need in pediatric osteosarcoma treatment

The Fight Osteosarcoma Together Super Grant is a joint funding award with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, CureSearch, Battle Osteosarcoma, Michael and April Egge; The Osteosarcoma Collaborative, and the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Patrick Grohar, MD, PhD
Focus: Osteosarcoma

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