Patrick J. Hanley, PhD – Laboratory Facility Director, Cellular Therapy and Stem Cell Processing
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center, The George Washington University
CCF Measures results by the dollars we designate annually to researchers, local hospitals and programs requesting our support:
- RESEARCH: CCF aims to fund at least four researchers annually who are advancing breakthroughs with clinical trials.
- FACILITIES: CCF considers requests to enhance local pediatric oncology units in need of upgrades; ensuring pediatric patients receive state of the art technology for their treatments.
- PROGRAMS: CCF considers requests to invest in programs that aid in the quality of life and experience for pediatric patients.
The more dollars we raise, the more impact we have with treating and curing pediatric cancer.
CCF awards grants to young investigators at leading local institutions for early phases of pediatric oncology research with the hope of speeding up the development of clinical trials.
Download a complete list of local researchers funded by CCF (2011-2015)
One such young researcher CCF believed in is Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Toretsky received a grant of $4.3 million from NIH, based on the results he achieved with initial CCF funding. (Download full story)
Dr. Toretsky dedicated his 2010 article in Clinical Cancer Research Magazine of the American Association for Cancer Research “in honor of Mrs. Shirley Howard and The Children’s Cancer Foundation. Their support was critical in maintaining our research program when many thought direct targeting of EWS-FLI1 was not possible.”
Hospitals currently supported by CCF funding:
- Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
- The Children’s Inn at NIH
- The Children’s National Health System
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- National Cancer Institute
- Sinai Hospital
- The University of Maryland Medical System
- The National Cancer Institute
CCF is a proud supporter of the Magic Castle, where children are invited to write three wishes on a slip of paper and place them inside the castle on the first day of their treatment. On the final day of treatment, the children’s wishes are granted during a special celebration with family members and staff.