Tech Conquers Kids’ Cancer is a global movement of tech professionals committed to raising funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Visionaries, innovators and the world’s best problem solvers are at the forefront of creating better futures for kids with cancer.
Tech professionals are raising their voices, and dollars, through this powerful movement – hosting a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event, conducting fundraisers that align with the company’s culture, or simply donating.
Money raised through Tech Conquers Kids' Cancer helps fund technology-based cancer research like the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative – using big data to defeat childhood cancer.
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The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative has the power to revolutionize the way doctors treat pediatric cancer. The project performs a massive comparison of each child’s cancer data and cross-references it with more than 10,000 tumors from previous genomics projects. This huge comparison, known as pan-cancer analysis, uses data to reveal how genomic aberrations drive cancer.
This approach can suggest new accurate treatments that are less toxic and more effective, and can suggest re-positioning adult medicines for a pediatric cancer patient.
St. Baldrick’s currently funds the Treehouse Childhood Cancer initiative.
“The power of one to mobilize the actions of many can not only find a cure, but it also improves the quality of lives for the kids. We have done a lot. We can do more. We need individuals to lead the way.” -Bill Hogan
Learn more about Tech Conquers Kids' Cancer and the Treehouse Initiative here.