Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation awarded a research grant to Nemours Children’s Health System for promising research featuring an unlikely hero – the Zika virus – to target and destroy deadly cancer cells in children. The $25,000 “seed” grant will enable a basic research study focused specifically on the virus’ impact on hepatoblastoma, the most common cancerous (malignant) liver tumor in early childhood. The grant is given in honor of Nolan King, of Winter Park, Fla., who died on April 1, 2017, at age three, from complications of the toxic treatments currently used to fight hepatoblastoma. The grant is one of two hepatoblastoma specific research grants gifted from The Nolan King Research Grant. [$25,000]
Donations go directly towards funding pediatric cancer research projects to make better treatments for kids battling cancer so they may not endure the horrific pain or develop secondary cancers associated with their treatment.
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