Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Post Program

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Investigator: Katherine K. Matthay, MD
Sponsor: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Location(s): United States

Description

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is furthering its commitment to finding cures for all children with cancer by introducing the ALSF Centers of Excellence program. The Centers of Excellence program aims to fund the research of leading childhood cancer institutions committed to developing and conducting early-phase clinical trials. The first institutions that will receive the funding are Baylor College of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the University of California San Francisco.

The purpose of the program is threefold: to facilitate the evolution of new therapeutic concepts from the preclinical arena into fully developed clinical trials; to rapidly and efficiently conduct phase I and phase II trials of highly innovative therapies; and to train individuals in the field of developmental therapeutics and cancer pharmacology.

At each institution where funding is being given, a Principal Investigator will be charged with overseeing the program. In addition to Dr. Berg at Baylor College of Medicine, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, will oversee the program at Dana-Farber, while Katherine Matthay, MD, will lead the program at the University of California San Francisco.