Grant ID RP210075
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Exploring the Biological Basis of Ethnic and Social Disparities in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Outcomes
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism High Impact/High Risk
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jeremy Schraw
Cancer Sites Leukemia
Contracted Amount $249,999
Lay Summary

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is diagnosed in >3,000 children each year in the United States. It is the most common cancer in children and adolescents and the leading cause of death by disease in this population. Latino children and children from neighborhoods with low socioeconomic status are more likely to die from their disease. In a recent study of Texas children with ALL, we found that those in the poorest neighborhoods were 57% more likely to die from their disease than those in the wealthiest neighborhoods. However, the reasons for this are not clear, which makes it difficult for scientists, doctors, and policymakers to implement effective changes to improve outcomes for poor ...

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