Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative

The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative was established to analyze genomic data of children with cancer in the context of large data sets of both pediatric and adult cancers. This allows researchers to identify situations where an available drug is predicted to work for a given patient’s tumor. Treehouse promotes the sharing of pediatric cancer genomic data as well as translation of the findings from this analysis to the clinical setting. Cofounded by Dr. Olena Morozova, a researcher at the Genomics Institute, the Initiative has grown rapidly and recently received a major grant from St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The California Kids Cancer Comparison (CKCC) project provides the power of large-scale bioinformatics to help the approximately 500 California children with cancer who fail to respond to standard therapies.