Our quest to eradicate childhood cancer requires but a few tools: brilliant minds, top-notch facilities, perseverance, and a constant sense of urgency inspired by our patients. As challenging as it can be to bring all those elements together, with your help. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has done so, creating a unique environment in which the best science becomes the best medicine. Financial support is the engine that powers every discovery, every advance, every step closer to a cure.
It has been a year of immense progress at the Cancer Center, in basic and clinical research, and in translating our learning into improved therapies.
As our donors, our partners in improving children's lives, you are instrumental in helping us come so far and in fueling us for the next leg of our journey.
On behalf of all the children in our care, thank you.
John M. Maris, M.D.
Chief, Division of Oncology
Director, Center for Childhood
Giulio D'Angio Endowed Chair
in Neuroblastoma Research
*Source: Cause for Hope: CHOP Cancer Center Annual Report 2009