The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Funds 9 New Research Grants in 2019

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation announces its new 2019 grantees in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Irvine, CA, January 17, 2019 --( Only 4% of annual government funding for cancer research is allocated towards pediatric cancer research. Pediatric cancer researchers rely on private foundations such as the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) to support projects that would otherwise go unfunded due to the lack of government funding. In 2019, PCRF is proud to award 9 grants comprised of three Basic Science, two Translational and four Emerging Research grants totaling $565,000 - all designed to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant diseases.

Pediatric cancer is a growing problem worldwide. Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. The lives of many children and their families have been profoundly impacted by grants funded by PCRF.

“PCRF continues to rank as one of the best charities to support as defined by Charity Navigator and Guidestar,” said Jeri Wilson, Executive Director of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. “When donors support our foundation, they can be assured their gifts will be used to support this superior class of researchers listed below.”

For the last 36 years, PCRF has remained committed to funding cutting edge research endeavors at leading institutions across the country. The following principal investigators and institutions have been awarded a new grant in 2019:

-Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Lingling Chen, M.D.
-Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brian Crompton, M.D.
-Stanford University, Agnieszka Czechowicz, M.D., Ph.D.
-Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Stewart Goldman, M.D.
-Baylor College of Medicine, Sarah Injac, M.D., Ph.D
-Stanford University, Kathleen Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
-Seattle Children’s Hospital, Surojit Sarkar, Ph.D.
-University of California, San Francisco, Elliot Stieglitz, M.D.
-Dan-Farber Cancer Institute, Ting Tao, Ph.D.

PCRF is unique in its approach to funding pediatric cancer research. Working directly with doctors and researchers, the foundation identifies the challenges faced in bringing new treatments to and caring for children with cancer. This careful distribution of grants has allowed these doctors to speed up the process of bringing the latest and most promising treatments to seriously ill children. The result is bringing hope to pediatric cancer patients now and in the future.

PCRF is making tremendous strides toward cures and better outcomes for so many children with cancer. To see the research PCRF is funding near you, visit the grants page on the PCRF website. To learn how you can get involved, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)
The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is an independent, nonprofit organization, wholly dedicated to funding leading-edge pediatric cancer research nationwide. Since its founding in 1982, PCRF has raised over $44 million dollars and funded over $34 million towards the ultimate goal of ending pediatric cancers so children and their families can re-focus on the joys of childhood. Throughout its history of supporting pediatric cancers, PCRF has maintained a stable foundation financially including attaining a Platinum rating from GuideStar. Donors can have confidence in PCRF’s ability to fund the best researchers in the world, with the utmost attention to financial efficacy and transparency.

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