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Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD & Sneha Ramakrishna, MD awarded by Hyundai Hope on Wheels 

September 11, 2019

Hyundai Hope on Wheels held a presentation at LPCH to award two grants totaling $500,000 to continue its long-standing fight against pediatric cancer. The Hyundai Young Investigator was awarded to Sneha Ramakrishna, MD and the Scholar Hope was awarded to Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD.  

Crystal Mackall, MD selected for 2019 CureSearch Award

September 17, 2019

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announces its 2019 Catapult Award has been granted to immunologist Crystal Mackall, MD. Co-funded by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI), this $1.2 million award will fund a novel trial examining GD2 CAR T-cell therapy in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a highly aggressive brain tumor in children that has a 5-year survival rate of less than 1%.