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.
Each week we will be featuring the work of a scientist on the cc-TDI team to give you a view into the lab and an update on our progress. While some might argue that the Science Fiction genre is the most imaginative view of the scientific universe, we would argue that...read more
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...read more
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