Grant ID RP160771
Awarded On August 17, 2016
Title The Adolescent and Childhood Cancer Epidemiology and Susceptibility Service (ACCESS) for Texas
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Michael Scheurer
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $6,000,000
Lay Summary

For most families, childhood cancer is an unexpected occurrence. However, when a child is diagnosed with cancer, there is a profound impact not only on the child but on the other family members as well. When informed of the diagnosis, usually the first question a parent asks is: “Will my child die from his/her cancer?” The second question usually asked is: “What caused my child to get cancer?” Unfortunately, with the exception of a rare set of family cancer syndromes, the physician cannot provide an accurate response to the etiology question because of the limited evidence base. In an unprecedented manner, we have assembled many of the large pediatric oncology practices from around the state...

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