Home » Pediatric oncologists receive research grants from Rally Foundation
HOUSTON (June 6, 2014) — Dr. Christopher DeRenzo and Dr. Jason Yustein, both of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center, have received Rally for Research Grants from the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.
Dr. Christopher DeRenzo, a Clinical Fellow, received a $50,000 award to support his project on using immunotherapy to treat pediatric patients diagnosed with solid tumors and brain tumors. This grant is co-funded with The Truth 365. DeRenzo is completing the final year of his fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Jason Yustein, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, received a $40,000 award that supports his research on pediatric metastatic osteosarcoma. The grant is co-funded by the Vs. Cancer Foundation.
The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research, with a goal to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. To learn more about the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, visit rallyfoundation.org.
The Truth 365 is an Emmy Award-Winning grass-roots documentary film and social media campaign that gives a voice to all children fighting all forms of cancer. Their mission is to shine a light on the state of childhood cancer research funding by uniting the childhood cancer community, members of Congress, top pediatric oncologists and several of the country’s most influential celebrities. For more information, visit www.thetruth365.org.
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts. To learn more about the Vs. Cancer Foundation, visit vs-cancer.org.