Hyundai Awards $2 million Cancer Research Grant
April 9, 2014—Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Hyundai Motor America’s pediatric cancer nonprofit organization, announced earlier this week a $2 million research grant awarded to fund the Children's Oncology Group’s Project:EveryChild.
As part of Project:EveryChild, Hyundai’s funds will help in the collection of biospecimens from children with cancer at Children's Oncology Group institutions around the country. These specimens will then be stored at the Hyundai COG Biorepository. The biorepository functions as a massive database of pediatric cancer specimens that provide doctors the ability to request and access thousands of cancer specimens and previous research like never before.
Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease for children in the U.S. There are more than 100 different kinds of cancer that occur in children, and for most of these cancers, the causes are unknown. That is why the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research, is leading Project:EveryChild's research effort with its more than 200 children's hospitals, universities, and cancer centers.
"Hyundai's generous support to Project:EveryChild will make a significant difference in our ongoing battle against childhood cancer," said Dr. Peter Adamson, Chairman of the Children's Oncology Group. "This crucial funding will ensure that every child diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will be eligible to participate in and benefit from the advances in research from Project:EveryChild, regardless of the rarity of the type of cancer."
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