A St. Louis institution is getting $26 million for research into leukemia. Officials at Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine announced the grants on Thursday.
One day we may no longer treat cancers according to which organ they hit – like breast cancer or liver cancer – but instead “start defining diseases by their genetic fingerprint.”
5-year old Carter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) when he was 2 years old, and was last year’s Light the Night honoree. This week, Carter lost his battle with Leukemia.
The report outlined leukemia risks near a radioactive waste storage site in St. Charles County.