The groundbreaking work of the St. Baldrick's EPICC Team began in 2013 with a $14.5 million grant co-funded with Stand Up to Cancer for what was then called the Pediatric Cancer Dream Team. This group of researchers has already made great progress, bringing together 2 separate scientific fields - genomics and immunotherapy to find cures for many of the most hard-to-treat childhood cancers.
Due to the extraordinary success of the team, when the Stand Up to Cancer funding expired, the St. Baldrick's Foundation opted to keep the work going with the new name from 2022 forward to fit the team's performance to date - EPICC: Empowering Pediatric Immunotherapies for Childhood Cancer.
EPICC Team's work has been described by experts as “lightning in a bottle.” Here are just a few of their accomplishments:
To date, the team has achieved tremendous progress in some blood cancers. As the EPICC Team's work moves forward it is tackling the even bigger challenge of creating immunotherapies for solid tumors in children - especially brain tumors.
EPICC Team is revolutionizing childhood cancer treatments. We invite you to donate to continue this life-saving research.
Please donate now and help conquer childhood cancers.
Our thanks to those who have given prior to 2023 including:
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Donations given through this page go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund the EPICC Team. The Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer.
These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of the Dream Team. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers, and more to make childhood cancer research possible.
Start your own St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money on behalf of our Hero Fund! You’ll be paired with a staff member who will walk you through every step of the process, and you’ll have fun knowing you’re doing a great thing for kids with cancer.
Register to shave your head and raise money for our Hero Fund at any St. Baldrick’s event happening around the world! Not finding an event near you? Register as a virtual shavee and shave your head anytime, anywhere.