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The Carson Leslie Foundation
16250 Knoll Trail Drive #102
Dallas, TX 75248
(214) 417-2155

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is at it again;
Funding prevention and innovative cancer research in the great state of Texas!

Annette Leslie, the Executive Director of The Carson Leslie Foundation (CLF) has served on CPRIT’s Advisory Council on Childhood Cancer since 2010 and is particularly pleased that CPRIT’s agency has strengthened over the last few months and has restored its commitment to the fight against cancer.

The Carson Leslie Foundation, a Dallas based 501c3 foundation busted onto the scene in 2010 with a firm mission; to fund innovative childhood cancer research and encourage teens in the battle.
CLF and CPRIT have established a partnership.

Leslie explains, in serving on CPRIT’s advisory council on childhood cancer, it quickly became apparent that CPRIT’s interests and CLF’s passion line up in regards to the necessity of childhood cancer research. Both CPRIT and CLF consider the partnership a unique opportunity to stimulate great scientific thinking within childhood brain tumor research in Texas. Plus, The Carson Leslie Foundation’s funds are tremendously leveraged which allows every dollar our young foundation raises to make a much larger impact.

Annette’s passion for childhood cancer research comes from her son Carson’s dying wish when he whispered words she’ll never forget. “Momma, make sure they study those tumors, if those tumors can help some kid not die from cancer like I am, I’d like that; it’s hard to have cancer.”

Leslie expounds, there’s a lot of personal healing in honoring Carson’s dying wish. Less toxic treatment for children who are undergoing harsh chemotherapy and radiation on their young and growing bodies is critical. Childhood cancer survivors face serious medical complications, secondary cancers, cognitive impairments and shortened lifespans. Childhood cancer survivors might have 70 or so years of life to live. So less toxic treatment the better chance they have to live a healthy life. Most treatments for childhood cancers are over 20 years old. And the fact that cancer is the number 1 disease killer of American children, new innovative treatments are absolutely critical.

A cure is the goal, but until then we are pleased to announce:
Carson Leslie Awards for Pediatric Brain Cancers, CPRIT + CLF funding grants over $3,200,000.00!

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Genotype and Metabolic Phenotype in Pediatric Brain cancer

Baylor College of Medicine
Proto Beam Radiation Therapy vs. Conventional Beam Radiation Therapy Toxicities During and after Craniospinal Radiation Therapy in Children

Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Rational Redox-Driven Non-Toxic Therapeutic Strategies for Pediatric Brain Cancers

Media Contact: Annette Leslie 214-417-2155