Hope for Autumn Foundation provides financial ASSISTANCE for families of Alabama battling childhood cancer, supports innovative childhood cancer RESEARCH through the Developmental Therapeutics Program at Children’s of Alabama, a cutting edge research and treatment program for children with incurable cancers, and increases community AWARENESS of childhood cancer through the #givehope program in schools and businesses.
Currently, nearly 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will survive their disease
But that leaves over 20% of patients who will someday succumb to cancer
Unfortunately very little progress has been made in the treatment of especially aggressive cancers such as metastatic tumors, high-risk leukemias, and many relapsed malignancies. And many children who ultimately survive cancer may still experience substantial immediate and/or long term complications from chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. The inability to cure so many children with cancer is not acceptable. New and more tolerable therapies are desperately needed for pediatric oncology patients.