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Nora Nock Ph.D.
Funded: 07-01-2016 through 06-30-2017
Funding Type: Supportive Care Research Grant
Institution Location: Cleveland, OH
Institution: Case Western Reserve University

Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer have an increased risk of developing secondary cancers, cardiovascular, metabolic and bone diseases as well as cognitive impairments, which can reduce their survival and quality of life. Furthermore, most AYA cancer survivors do not meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity. Dr. Nock is conducting a pilot study using 'cybercycling' (stationary cycling with interactive video gaming) to improve quality of life in AYA cancer survivors. She will also see if this exercise program improves their motivation to exercise, body composition (weight, body fat), fatigue, depression, and sleep habits.

Sogol Mostoufi-Moab M.D.
Funded: 07-01-2016 through 06-30-2017
Funding Type: Supportive Care Research Grant
Institution Location: Philadelphia, PA
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia affiliated with University of Pennsylvania

Young age at diagnosis and intense therapy result in multiple late effects for Neuroblastoma survivors. The majority of High-Risk Neuroblastoma HR-NBL survivors have striking growth failure. Dr. Mostoufi-Moab is investigating the mechanism of growth failure in high-risk neuroblastoma survivors. Dr. Mostoufi-Moab is employing state-of-the art imaging measures of the growth plate to study and understand the mechanism of growth failure in high-risk neuroblastoma survivors, and target future intervention trials.

Suzanne Ameringer Ph.D.
Funded: 07-01-2016 through 06-30-2017
Funding Type: Supportive Care Research Grant
Institution Location: Richmond, VA
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University affiliated with Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Unrelieved symptoms lead to poorer quality of life for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer. Strategies are needed to help AYAs manage symptoms. Dr. Ameringer and her team have developed the Computerized Symptom Capture Tool (C-SCAT), a novel way to assess symptoms where AYAs create a picture of their symptoms using images and text on an app. Dr. Ameringer is testing whether use of the C-SCAT improves the self-management of symptoms and patient-provider communication about symptoms in AYAs with cancer. Dr. Ameringer's findings will inform a larger trial of the C-SCAT as a strategy to improve AYA symptom self-management, and in turn, quality of life.

Andrew Smitherman M.D.
Funded: 07-01-2015 through 06-30-2017
Funding Type: St. Baldrick's Fellow
Institution Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill affiliated with UNC Children's Hospital

Most childhood cancer survivors develop complications associated with their treatment and many will require hospitalization. Dr. Smitherman is working to determine how often survivors are seen in an emergency department or hospitalized in the first years following completion of treatment. This research is also reviewing which medications are prescribed during this time to better understand what medical complications survivors are experiencing. With this knowledge, Dr. Smitherman hopes to prevent complications and improve survivors' quality of life.

Jonathan Posner M.D.
Funded: 07-01-2015 through 06-30-2017
Funding Type: Supportive Care Research Grant
Institution Location: New York, NY
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center affiliated with Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York-Presbyterian

Survivors of pediatric brain tumors commonly struggle with progressive declines in attention and memory that emerge following neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Unfortunately, little is known about the neurobiological substrates of these cognitive dysfunctions. Dr. Posner's Grace for Good St. Baldrick’s Supportive Care Grant aims to identify the specific changes in functional and structural brain connectivity that correlate with neurocognitive decline by collecting advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological test data on survivors. This data is being compared with healthy controls across three academic medical centers: Columbia University Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center-Dallas and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This grant is named for the Grace for Good Fund created in honor of Grace Carey, a medulloblastoma survivor. It supports research of brain tumors and survivorship issues in the hopes of changing kids’ lives for good.

St. Baldrick's Supportive Care Research Grant
Funded: 07-01-2015 through 06-30-2017
Funding Type: Supportive Care Research Grant
Institution Location: Philadelphia, PA
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia affiliated with University of Pennsylvania

Adolescents and young adults with cancer do not receive adequate support and face a higher rate of relapse relative to younger patients. Dr. Schwartz's project is taking a current texting intervention which aims to improve health-related knowledge and engagement, and upgrading the technology and content in order to maximize the impact. This research aims to ultimately help improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Jason Mendoza M.D., M.P.H.
Funded: 07-01-2015 through 06-30-2017
Funding Type: Supportive Care Research Grant
Institution Location: Seattle, WA
Institution: Seattle Children's Hospital affiliated with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington

By increasing physical activity, survivors may reduce their risk of obesity and chronic diseases, and improve their quality of life. Dr. Mendoza's research aims to examine the use of a wearable physical activity device, the Fitbit, paired with a Facebook group, to increase physical activity among teen childhood cancer survivors. This approach aims to harness new wearable technology and the widespread use of smart phones to use individual- and peer-influences to promote physical activity.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Duarte, CA
Institution: Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Los Angeles, CA
Institution: University of Southern California

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Miami, FL
Institution: Miller School of Medicine of The University of Miami affiliated with Holtz Children's Hospital

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Institution: University of Michigan affiliated with C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Detroit, MI
Institution: Wayne State University affiliated with Children's Hospital of Michigan

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Rochester, NY
Institution: University of Rochester affiliated with Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Philadelphia, PA
Institution: Children's Oncology Group

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium Member
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Providence, RI
Institution: Brown University

This institution is a member of a research consortium which is being funded by St. Baldrick's: Preventing Heart Injury During Cancer Treatment. For a description of this project, see the consortium grant made to the lead institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Health Effects after Anthracycline and Radiation Therapy (HEART Study) – A Children’s Oncology Group Study– - Consortium
Funded: 09-01-2012 through 08-31-2017
Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Seattle, WA
Institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center affiliated with Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington

Children with cancer can often be successfully treated with chemotherapy drugs that can unfortunately damage the heart in the process. Development of an effective method to prevent this type of injury while curing the cancer is very important. This consortium's goal is to give children successfully cured of cancer the greatest chance of having a completely healthy life afterwards, free of treatment-related side effects. The study is to determine whether a drug called dexrazoxane, which appears to be safe and effective in adults in preventing chemotherapy-related heart injury, can be similarly safe and effective when used in children. Funds administered by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.