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To Make Childhood Cancer Universally Survivable

Our Mission

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.

The Research

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.

Latest News

Friends of the Lab: Meet Ward Kirschbaum

Friends of the Lab: Meet Ward Kirschbaum

We have the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing people here at cc-TDI! Over the coming months, we will be highlighting some of these fabulous people so you can get to know them better... like Ward! Meet Ward My name is Ward Kirschbaum, and I am a...

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Kyla McCullough Gift Fund Fuels Our Research

Kyla McCullough Gift Fund Fuels Our Research

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...

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Joy and inspiration on our own front door!

Joy and inspiration on our own front door!

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...

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