HOW DOES IT WORK?
All patients are treated with a standard protocol proven effective for their cancer.
Those that don’t respond to standard treatments undergo genetic testing on cancerous tissue.
Individualized treatments bulls-eye the mutated cells identified through the genetic testing and work to destroy them.
WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH
Precision medicine offers hope to children who need it. Where traditional cancer treatment has failed and treatment options are limited at best, precision medicine offers a new opportunity. It offers hope for a cure. In time, we believe this individualized approach to cancer treatment will become the standard of care for all children with cancer, saving lives and preserving lifetimes by minimizing the effects of today’s highly toxic therapies.
Precision medicine offers one of the best available opportunities to advance the fight against pediatric cancer. It costs $5000 to sequence the genes of one child who has run out of treatment options.
Your gift of any amount will help us further the precision medicine program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and other leading research institutions across the country.