Did You Know?

Childhood cancer is not one disease? There are 16 major types of pediatric cancers and over 100 subtypes.

Sid Rao, MD

Blood Center of Wisconsin, Associate Investigator

Children’s Hospital of WI, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Cell Biology

Dr. Rao’s life work has been studying the DNA changes that lead to cancer.  From his lab at the Blood Center of Wisconsin, he focuses on new treatments for pediatric cancers and bone marrow transplants and helps kids from behind the scenes to fight and survive.  Dr. Rao says children are under the radar of the federal government and private drug companies and thus critical research is underfunded.  Private funding will be needed to advance research to end this horrible disease.

Everyone can be part of the equation of awareness, investment, and effort that results in a successful solution.