We are focused on the pre-clinical gap in childhood cancer research
The Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute was created with the aim to make childhood cancer universally survivable, regardless of diagnosis.
Creating more effective clinical trials for those childhood cancers that are most in need of treatment
Our research team is exploring and testing state-of-the-art treatment options for the most urgent issues facing children with cancer. By proving these methods in the laboratory, we can deliver smart, hope-filled discoveries to be prioritized in clinical trials for kids.
We are thrilled to hear that the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access & Research (STAR) Act of 2018 passed in the House of Representatives yesterday after having passed in the Senate on March 22. Our Scientific Director Charles Keller commented on the...read more
We are so grateful for the generous support from the Kyla McCullough Gift Fund that enabled us to secure a second tissue culture hood! Tissue and cell culture is a major part of our work, so the sterile tissue culture hood is probably one of the most important pieces...read more
It's hard not to smile when you walk through the door of the cc-TDI lab. We are so grateful for the amazing artwork of Portland artist Gary Hirsch (BotJoy.com) that adorns our entrance and makes us take a moment to think "what does inspire me." Gary's Bots are small...read more
At cc-TDI, we want to make childhood cancer universally survivable, and we are creating a wall in the lab that will stand as an ongoing reminder of WHY we do the work that we do. This wall of interlocking hexagon tiles is the first thing you will see when you walk...read more
One of the most exciting parts of life in the cc-TDI lab is working with families, the micro-experts in their experience with childhood cancer, to create roadmaps for better outcomes for kids. Which is why we were thrilled to see that the manuscript written by...read more
We are thrilled to welcome our 2018 Nathalie Traller & Sam Day Sunset High cc-TDI Interns, Audrey Huelskamp and Mayukha Kashyap, into the lab this summer! Sam Day Summer Intern: Audrey Huelskamp Audrey is an undergraduate pursuing a B.S. in psychology with a...read more