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Funding Type: Consortium Research Grant
Institution Location: Chicago, IL
Institution: The University of Chicago affiliated with Comer Children's Hospital
Modern therapies such as stem cell transplant and immune therapy have made high-risk neuroblastoma a survivable disease for some children, but little is known about the chronic health issues experienced by survivors. In order to ensure that future treatments address both the chance and the quality of cure, this consortium aims to examine the impact of neuroblastoma therapy on survivors' growth, pubertal development and long-term health. This grant is generously supported by the "Just Do It...…and be done with it" Hero Fund created in honor of Sara Martorano who doesn't let anything dim her sparkle and has a compassionate heart and smile. It also celebrates the courage of all cancer kids through treatment and the support of their family and friends.